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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,423 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 1,264
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 80
Gots: 129 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

factoide, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jsurfs82, Oct 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Liquered_up, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

0,5 l bottle into a pint glass. Clear pale amber color, two finger white head that fades quickly, ample lacing. Smell is light and fresh, malt and caramel with a hint of nut.

Taste is light and crisp, fruity, malty and nutty with some caramel and toffee notes. Floral hops rise up in the end with a slight bitterness to balance the taste. Light body and mouthfeel, stingy medium carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall light but flavorful. I could easily have another after finishing the first one.

JTuomi, Oct 04, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13%

CTague, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

liamt07, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Pours a clear amber with very thick foamy head that dissipates quite slowly (3/3)
S: Fairly fruity nose with a little bit of alcohol in between roasted malt notes (9/12)
T: Sweet maltiness, almost like a fruity jam, with a bit of toffee and raisin (16/20)
M: Very bubbly and wet with a little bit of dryness on the finish (5/5)
O: A remarkably drinkable beer given how sweet it is. Surely a classic, but I think the hops could have played a slightly bigger role (maybe my subconscious desire for bitter to mean bitter). The after-taste is a treat that keeps on giving. (7/10)
40/50

TimZebGir, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ryanjtravis, Sep 29, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -25.3%

StanleysCup, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

nyrblue2, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JohnSnowNW, Sep 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -10.6%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's lots of rich caramel in the aroma with a slight tartness akin to molasses or prunes. The crystal clear body is an orange-ish copper with an eggshell-white head. The flavor is primarily bitter and coppery with considerable caramel-like sweetness; the hop flavor is woody, resiny, spicy; some alcohol warming is present; there is a roasty, earthy finish from the malt. There is some alcohol dryness and a slight bite from the mineral texture and carbonation.

A very characterful and sophisticated beer, the aromas and flavors are consistent throughout and all-around satisfying. The structure of the flavor is largely well balanced.

fipoceilz7, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

killcore, Sep 25, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

webweb2, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

intovert2438, Sep 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Hydes, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kybeerdrinker, Sep 22, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +22.4%

jseigfreid71, Sep 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Drummermean, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

caljzy, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Bluegrass49, Sep 21, 2014
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.