Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by thepeter:
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear Copper with a short head that is creamy. Smells of fruit, bread, toffee (a bit) and some hops. It tastes a very nicely balanced beer. Some fruit and citrus hops getting along quite nicely and a bit of that citrusy hops bitterness lingering at the end. Very smooth which may (DEF) have something to do with drinking it off the Cask. Overall a great standard British Bitter. I get this ove rthe Pride most of the time but think there are plenty of the style around that are just as good or better.
Serving type: cask
03-28-2011 23:17:46 | More by thepeter
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2.93/5 rDev -28%
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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