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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,231 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,231
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 63
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before May 24, 2014.

A: Pours a clear medium red. Good sized and frothy light tan head. Minimal lacing after the head slowly fades out but good retention still.

S: Interesting aroma, soapy initially. Lightly grainy. A little grass.

T: Grassy hops up front with again that soapy quality, subtle compared to the aroma. Some floral characteristic too, particularly in the lingering aftertaste. Light grains, getting stronger in the finish with a nice toasted bread flavor.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth. Quite nice for only 5.9%.

O: Probably the second best ESB I've ever had. Very smooth and drinkable. Light noble hops. Great grainy, toasty malt. All around nicely crafted.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 03:46:06 | More by Dope
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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A: A rich red-orange amber, translucent. Some carbonation and a nice head. Head quickly fades, leaving no lacing. Very little retaining of the head on the beer's surface. Looks yummy but not rich and full bodied.

S: A wonderful aroma of rich roasted malts with quite a bit of caramel notes, a hint of coffee and a large dollop of honey. Crisp and clean but not sweet.

T: Extremely malty, significant hop bite (it is a bitter!). Somewhat sweet but cleanly so, not overpowering. Lots of molasses, caramel, coffee, nuts and strong roasted malts. A bit of ester perfumey nose once the beer has warmed which makes the beer seem more alcoholic than it should be. I'm not a fan of the perfumey flavor that comes later, so points off from me on that.. Very flavorful and delicious, but best when cold - contrary to the British serving tradition of an ale. I'd order it again.

M: Smooth, clean, crisp hops and low carbonation. Feels good all the way around, cold and warm, but thick enough to be enjoyed slowly..

O: A good beer, worthy of somewhere between a 3.75 and 4.00 on my list. Nothing mind-blowing but if I were in England and saw this guy on draft, I'd definitely want to give it a shot (I feel that some quality may have been lost in bottling and importing).

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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