Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by TangTKE402:
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: A nice 2-finger head appeared over a cherry-brown colored, crystal clear beer. Poured into an Imperial Pint Glass. Decent lacing. Minimal effervescence.
S: The main aromas are of malt, maraschino cherries, tawny port, and brick.
T: Malty up-front with a nice in-mouth bitterness. Chocolate malt flavors hit first, with some hop characteristics coming in the aftertaste. It is nutty and woody in flavor; a rustic beer. A hint of vanilla on the swallow with the taste of sediment and wood hanging around.
M: Slightly creamy, but in a smooth, clear, and crisp way. Very clean tasting with a nice enough body that isn't over-pronounced.
D: Considering this beer is on the precipice of 6% abv, it could make a nice session beer. Very nice flavors that balance quite nicely in your mouth.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 23:22:15 | More by TangTKE402
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4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
When we were in London for 10 days this was a true palate opener. I had made the progression from light beers to ambers and ales. This ESB straight from the cask at cellar temperature was my gateway beer into awesomeness.
I've since had this beer over in the states in the bottle and it isn't nearly the same beer, which was expected. The smooth balance of flavor and strong mouthfeel were mostly gone.
My palate has changed but I am sure I'd still be able to drink too many pints of this from the cask.
Serving type: cask
03-14-2014 18:43:08 | More by Beer4B
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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