Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by sophisticated:
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Curious to try this 1 pint bottle of award-winning ESB.
This is a pretty ale - clear reddish-brown/amber with small but solid sudsy white head. This left tons of lacing through the glass.
The nose was fairly mild but malt-dominant. Sweet with slight undertone of bitter hops. The taste? Nice and malty! Caramel, raisiny, with a bitter edge of hops and a touch of spice. Overall a balanced beverage, extremely enjoyable! Smooth, light, refreshing. Excellent drinkability, I had to refrain from chugging this bad boy. A definite session beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2010 21:15:53 | More by sophisticated
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4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours dark amber color with a half finger width foamy head. Smells like apples, pine and freshly cut grass. Malty taste with slight hops at the beginning, followed by more of a piney hoppy aftertaste. Overall a good beer. Never tried an ESB before, but it seems like an English version of an American Pale Ale. It has a more malty taste, though. Would definitely enjoy again.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 23:26:35 | More by jngrizzaffi
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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