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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,571 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 2,571
Reviews: 1,281
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 95
Gots: 194 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear burnt golden amber with an eggshell white 2 finger head. Excellent retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky, with consistent streams of carbonation bubbles running from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Aromas of fruity esters, slightly sour apple, light caramel, and a touch of wood.

Taste - Sweet and soft on the palate with notes of caramel and toffee. Euro hops come through mid-taste, semi-dry, and somewhat earthy/red apple. Finishes with some woody notes before giving way to some grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation lends to a soft feel with only a slight tingle on the lips and tongue.

Overall - A commendable ESB. Not the best, but a tried and true original. I certainly wouldn't mind if this were on tap at a few of the local pubs.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber, clear and bright. 1" high, light tan head. Dissipates a bit quicker than expected but leaves a nice lacing behind.
Smell is rich with malt, wood, leather and some dark fruits even. Great complexity here, balance is very good as well.
Taste is similar with malt, floral, wood and lighter dark fruit notes.
Body is lighter than desired, just lighter than medium as is the carbonation. Some alcohol presence after the swallow. Drying finish and a bit crisp, a bit bitter.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pulled into a 20oz Queens Pint Glass.

Appearance-
A light copper hued body. The head is a pillowy bed that welcomes you to an amazing brew.

Smell-
A roasted biscuit malt and impressive layered herb nosed hops body are there in the glass.

Taste & Mouthfeel-
The taste follows in the same path as the nose. The hops are nicely balanced by the malt. The carbonation and dry body amplify the bitterness of the hops to add another layer of depth.

One of my favorite beers and even better on cask.

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,571 ratings.