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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,329 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 71
Gots: 105 | 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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hopnerd

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2014 09:39:28 | More by hopnerd
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Act25

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev -16.2%

Other reviewers mostly seem asleep at the wheel on this one, which is supposed to be the ESB standard. It's mid-pack and the ESB style is not my bag anyway. Here goes....

A: Nice color, clear amber like SN Torpedo, but lacking in head, lace, energy, head retention.
S: Lacking also - perhaps my bottle is flagged. Nice balance of 80% caramel malt, English pub style, and 20% hops.
T: Follows smell and there's more of it. But it's basic old ale / strong ale malt but weaker and more tea like, with a weak bitter finish. Flattish flavor arc and feel.
MF: Thin, flattish.

Always ready to try another ESB, but I dont find them particularly bitter or interesting, and I'd move in direction of old ale or strong ale as a preference.

08-10-2014 00:43:09 | More by Act25
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bannerhime


3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-09-2014 23:51:58 | More by bannerhime
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madanielson


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-09-2014 22:29:47 | More by madanielson
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Snodman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-09-2014 15:42:10 | More by Snodman
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JavierChang


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-09-2014 09:43:13 | More by JavierChang
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Svart

Chile

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Served from bottle in a tulip glass. The foam is thick and it looks golden yellow/amber. The smell is very fruity with hints of blackberries, cranberries and a bit of malt. The sip stick to your tongue and has some delightful bitterness, it's has a nice full body and it simple taste a lot of berries, malt and hops in a great combination. I think this ale s one of the best I had in a long time

08-08-2014 21:47:16 | More by Svart
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Rhleocp

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-08-2014 16:16:42 | More by Rhleocp
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Schweitzer21

Chile

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-08-2014 02:32:23 | More by Schweitzer21
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BTodd

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into nonic pint glass.

A-orange to cherry in color, pouring lively with 1-2 fingers of suds gathering on top and dissipating to a thinner layer of foam in the first 30-60 seconds. Crystal clear with fine bubbles climbing up for minutes after pour.

S-malty for sure, carmel and some spicy, earthiness.

T-classic English maltiness, spicy, with hints of vanilla.

M-low carbonation, finishes pretty clean, lighter than you'd expect.

O-First time having this and it's really pretty good. Whenever I make it to England I'll be comfortable knowing that it's there to catch me.

08-08-2014 01:29:41 | More by BTodd
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SkotOgden


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2014 22:30:20 | More by SkotOgden
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SSwarts


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-07-2014 20:04:47 | More by SSwarts
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eric5bellies

Australia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2014 04:31:24 | More by eric5bellies
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Life-Love-Beer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-07-2014 03:31:50 | More by Life-Love-Beer
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seedyone

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

March 2014 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Beautiful copper clarity sustains a substantial head of sparsely lacing foam. Balance of bitter & sweet keep this on my list of favs.

05/26/12 On tap At Beer Authority , NYC. IMO this is as bitter as I like my beers to be. On tap it's nice & polite. No need to slap me across the face to get my attention, I can be impressed with subtlety and this one did just that.

08-06-2014 05:04:39 | More by seedyone
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mpdavis

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-06-2014 04:40:37 | More by mpdavis
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-06-2014 02:12:08 | More by jera1350
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supermedved

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2014 16:02:29 | More by supermedved
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theamericanator

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-04-2014 03:41:29 | More by theamericanator
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Recondopf


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-04-2014 00:37:21 | More by Recondopf
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Kitsune

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2014 14:13:27 | More by Kitsune
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Aldemir_lachapelle


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2014 23:14:07 | More by Aldemir_lachapelle
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Gator4life4

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-31-2014 23:26:32 | More by Gator4life4
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deakin

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2014 12:45:01 | More by deakin
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-31-2014 03:00:10 | More by 1424IpA
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,329 ratings.