Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Thads324:
4.7/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite styles, excited...
A : Pours a very clear copper, light amber color with a very thin white head that disappears almost immediately. Gotta love the english pint bottle, looks regal IMO.
S : smells like a lot of sweet biscuit and candi sugar. A nice toffee-esque aroma with little to no hop scent at all. Although unusual compared to US versions, it smells really enticing.
T : Very much like the smell, except there is hop here. It starts a bit sweet, with a caramel an mild toffee flavor. The sweetness becomes very subdued and yields to a long and very easy going hop flavor that is mild, musty, earthy and then ends with a really nice bite of hop. clean finish that leaves a tingle of hop.
M : seems to have a low carbonation level, but drinks very wet, clean and finishes easy. There is a nice linger of hop tinge on the tongue and lips.
One of the very finest beers I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I don't often buy imports since no beer travels well, but this stuff is unbelievable. I will be buying more of this, and enjoying it thoroughly. The aroma is very odd and very enjoyable. The taste is complex and balanced. Simply amazing.
The next time I am in the UK I will be all over this...
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2011 03:24:38 | More by Thads324
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