Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by teg8612:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Brownish copper color with a thin, wispy head. Leaves the rings of power on the glass.
S- Sweet, like raw sugar. Toasted malt. Slightly metallic. Light fruit esters.
T&M- Nice mouthfeel, very smooth with a feel that is grainy yet creamy all at the same time. Medium bodied. Rich malt is sweet with a nice toasted caramelness. Apple skin crsipness and taste. Hop bitterness balances out a nice package.
D- This could be my go to if I wasn't into this "Finding my beer, find myself" phase. Great ESB and the standard holder for all others for the style. What would expect from "The world's first ESB"
Serving type: on-tap
09-13-2006 14:51:05 | More by teg8612
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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
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