Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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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
2.93/5 rDev -28%
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.
07-27-2014 14:05:50 | More by Mikus
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,344 ratings.