Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,271 | Reviews: 1,247 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slusk:
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a crystal clear copper with a short light tan head. Head fades to a thin coating that hangs around. a little lacing
S: Bold malty, spicy aroma of candied orange with a mild floral/woody presence. Hops are very subdued.
T: Bright notes of orange and caramel with a bit of ginger and English tea supported by a sweet bread undertone. The hops seem to exist almost completely in the bitterness but come through as a bit of a woody note. Semi-dry finish.
M: Low carbonation with a medium light body and a slightly creamy finish.
O: Wow. This is how an English bitter is supposed to taste. The malt profile is bright and distinct with a well balanced bitterness that tingles the back of the tongue as it finishes. The complexity of this beer allows you to pick out the different ingredients which present themselves in a layered fashion. The low carbonation that is the hallmark of English ales allows you to pick up the complex flavors easily. This is indeed a perfect example of an English session ale. I can and do drink a lot of this beer,
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 23:24:15 | More by slusk
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This is a tasty brew that goes down easy. Has beautiful sunburst color that reminds me of a Gibson Les Paul. Hoppy aroma balanced by a soft caramel smell, soo good. Taste is of malty goodness along with grassy hops. Full of flavors for it's medium body. Low in carbonation but manages to keep a very thin head on top. Overall this brew rocks! I can see myself coming home from a long day of work and having one or two of these pint bottles in a nonic. Definately will be buying this again. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 22:30:56 | More by Modernrickk
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.