Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by usualpulp:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice deep amber color, with an off white head that laces down the glass as the beer is consumed.
Lots of roasted malt smell is present, as well as a nice helping of hops. There is an almost caramel like smell to the beer.
This beer tastes wonderful, very sweet, and bitter, the best of both worlds. The malt balances well with the hop, nothing outdoes anything else. There is a slightly fruity taste that lingers on the tongue, but isnt very powerful.
Overall this is one smooth easy drinking beer, great taste, very refreshing. Definately worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2004 00:48:38 | More by usualpulp
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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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