Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by RedSpecial1:
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This beer pours out a clear copper color with a huge foamy head. As the head slowly recedes a fair bit of lacing is left behind.
I mostly smell caramel and malt (probably part of the caramel as well), something else is in there too, but I can't quite nail it down.
It tastes very good. I haven't had many bitters style, but this one's pretty good to me. It tastes smooth, almost buttery, with that caramel that I smelled, as well as those smooth tasting malts. At the end there's just a little bitter hoppiness, but not enough to be unpleasant.
The mouthfeel of this beer is surprisingly smooth, and I would definitely be OK drinking this for an evening. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2010 20:47:27 | More by RedSpecial1
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2.93/5 rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Wanted to try this for awhile, as I was thinking of brewing an ESB in the near future. Now I am on the fence again. Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my tulip glass. Nice appearance with a clear amber body and small, whitish head which left some nice lacing in the glass. Just a bit of hop bitterness (kind of generic hop bitterness) on the nose. It also had a bit of the wet cardboard funk on the nose as well... glad it didn't show up in the taste. They definitely hit the bitterness just right (I like bitter), and the overall taste was just a bit grassy and light. Nice, light, easy-drinking mouthfeel. Quite refreshing to the palate on a hot afternoon. Bit lacking in flavor overall, though I am not sure if this is the style or the Fuller'. From my understanding ESB should be a little lighter and straightforward... what can I say, I am a big IPA fan! This was an ok beer. Probably a nice beer to offer to someone who is not a craft drinker who wants to try something a little different from their everyday BMC beers.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 14:05:50 | More by Mikus
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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