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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,337 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,337
Reviews: 1,254
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 73
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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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


1/5  rDev -75.4%

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
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brezina

Czech Republic

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-30-2014 16:38:52 | More by brezina
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Wchen

Taiwan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-29-2014 14:28:37 | More by Wchen
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edmiglia

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-29-2014 00:38:46 | More by edmiglia
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2014 12:21:54 | More by brycevolk
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2014 22:25:51 | More by Segelstrom
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

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
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2014 05:40:30 | More by Travis1221
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HedleyLamarr92

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2014 00:37:58 | More by HedleyLamarr92
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2014 23:53:35 | More by tjdrewry
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StaggerRollRoll

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 22:00:50 | More by StaggerRollRoll
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sebastian577

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 14:59:12 | More by sebastian577
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BitterPatrick

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2014 17:37:24 | More by BitterPatrick
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1.7%

I had this in an American sized pint glass (yes, I know not a true 16 oz like the English) but hey still the same shape).
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that died within about a minute leaving some light lacing here and there sticking nicely to the glass.
The smell had a real deep sweet earthy English maltiness with fairly decent nutty notes.
The taste was mainly the same and it leaves a deep fullness on my tongue which leads to a fairly simple yet smooth fulfilling quality running about my tongue and mouth.
Overall, in my opinion, this sets the standard for ESB's. Of course, I would have this again.

07-24-2014 08:42:56 | More by SitkaSteve
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-24-2014 03:02:16 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Narthax

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 20:29:51 | More by Narthax
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2014 16:14:16 | More by thufflife
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Lawleit150percent


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 12:37:46 | More by Lawleit150percent
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lelepat

Hong Kong

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-23-2014 12:25:17 | More by lelepat
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,337 ratings.