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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's ESBFuller's ESB

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BA SCORE
91
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2,120 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2120
Reviews: 1233
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%


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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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Light amber with 2 fingers of off-white head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Biscuits, bread, caramel and perhaps a touch of grapefruit.

Taste
Biscuity and bready. Good bit of caramel and brown sugar. There's some light nutty characteristics. Earthy hops give off some bitterness in the finish along with touches of grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and slightly drying.

Overall
The world's standard for the ESB. Balanced, refreshing and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 00:37:22 | More by justintcoons
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Best Before 24 MAY 14

A: Pours a golden amber color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that quickly fizzles down to a tiny patch of bubbles in the center of the pint

S: Nice and malty, with quite a bit of sweetness and molasses brown bread coming through. Some earthiness as well, along with a light fruitiness that rounds out the sweetness

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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