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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,591 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 1,288
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 100
Gots: 206 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001

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Ratings: 2,591 | Reviews: 1,288
Photo of Jrp54
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-looks like a IPA but the head dissipated
-smells is mostly a tart note
-taste is smooth but with a weird tart taste
-almost feels watered down for a beer with big complex flavors
- i was sadly not very impressed with this must just not be my style

Photo of BTobin85
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, not too heavy

Photo of teddibrewski
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this one, not sure if it outsanding. I had it from a bottle this time I will re-rate when I have it from the cask. In my experience british ale is a much better from the cask than the bottle.

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwin232
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k3ve
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masonstorm
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelStevenDance
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.99/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I'm willing to believe I'm not familiar enough with the silly to be fair, but I just don't like this.

Photo of RickyS
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of herman77
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
2.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before July 24 2015

Look - Pours light amber with fluffy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Medium bubble distribution. Head fades to absolutely nothing. 3 paws.

Smell - Huge aroma of apples, almost smells like a cider. That's about the only aroma I'm picking up, maybe a little bit of bitter hops. 2.75 paws.

Taste - Apple taste present as well, slightly bitter finish. 3 paws.

Feel - Medium feel, slightly wet, tingle on back of tongue. 3.5 paws.

Overall - Not sure if this is how the beer is supposed to taste, just tasted like unfiltered apple juice to me, which usually means acetaldehyde is present. Label says marmalade fruitiness, but again, nothing but apple for me. Since it's well before the best by date and was properly stored, I can't give it a good score. 2.75 paws.

Photo of Catalin90
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnsfolly
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghix
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection. Top favorite of mine

Photo of Eric1017
2.54/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Didn't want to finish it...

Photo of Geoffq
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxist
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Jeffrey
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.