Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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3.25/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Unfortunately it's been a couple of weeks since I popped the cap off my pint-plus brown bottle and downed this ale. So i'll give you my general impressions and memories for now, and when I buy another I'll come back and refine what I've written.
Fuller's ESB was a slightly-above-average ESB in my opinion. I found the appearance to be the most superlative of all its characteristics because of the way this beer tumbled milky-tan from the bottle and settled a deep amber hue with a creamy, long-lasting head. Smell was also a bit better than one might expect from an ESB, including the trademark bouquet of bitters plus a gentler almost toffee undertone. Starts malty smooth and quite heavy, resting on the tongue with a notable full-bodied feel and a gradually more complex array of bitter flavors. I couldn't exactly detect a specific flavor, but I can say that this beer was a good representative of the sorts of tastes that an ESB should have. Mouthfeel a bit more dry than I'd expected and the brew leaves one with that ESB tail of sharp aftertastes that a drinker of heavier beers will certainly find familiar. Overall a good representative for ESBs and a tasty offering from Chiswick, but nothing amazing to me.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2005 20:21:06 | More by theozag
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