Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by cameraman:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured an orange to amber color fading to a lighter shade towards the bottom of the
glass. A light tan head forms on top, about a quarter inch high, staying there and not moving from that height. The malt is striking at first scent, followed by a light grassy scent and the brief fragrance of citrus at the end. Bread and yeast burst from the glass at first taste, that is soon followed by a red grapefruit bitterness, that is very mild in strength. It finishes with grassy and tobacco flavors and those flavors linger for some time. The feel is a tad watery at the front, growing to medium bodied feel, it thickens even more as it reaches the back of the palate. This is an easy sipping English ale, a great session beer, that brings flavor, aroma and texture to the table. Plus, it goes really well with fish and chips.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2009 03:33:53 | More by cameraman
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -28.2%
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
91 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.