Full Sail ESB | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
84
good
244 Ratings
Full Sail ESBFull Sail ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
'A nicely balanced small batch bitter concocted by our own Barney Brennan, featuring five different specialty malts and aromatic Challenger hops'

35 IBU

Originally a pub-only beer, Re-released in January 2012 as part of the Brewer's Share series.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of ceanderson
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muldersha
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle purchased in Portland, OR with an Enjoy By date of 09/05/15

Sports a clear copper/amber body with a solid tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pleasant lacing.

Super estery aromas of banana bread and macadamia nuts with more subtle nuances of citrus, brown sugar, and Christmas spices.

Very soft, slightly sweet, very malty, and medium-bodied with dry, herbal finish.

This is a solid anytime brew, though maybe a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of sporklift87
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of archyquaffer
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint. A semi-aggressive pour produces a good frothy, chunky pale tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass. The beer is a crystal clear pale amber color with light carbonation.

The aroma is fairly subtle and melds into the flavor such that it is scarcely discernable after awhile. There is a good deal of pleasant bitterness in the aroma-flavor, with nutty and citrus notes balancing a malt base with caramel notes. It seems rather more bitter than the stated 35 IBUs but is quite smooth overall and has a creamy mouth feel.

This is a very quaffable brew that strikes me as true to the English style with a twist of northwestern American intermixed. Excellent plus.

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Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bp123
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kark
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricke49
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's getting harder in the IPA crazed northwest to find domestic (read: fresh) ESBs. Full Sail is to be commended for helping to fill the void left by Deschutes when they dropped one of their original 3 brews (ESB). Full Sail achieves a good classic hop malt balance with this offering. Helpfully freshness dated as 'by Aug 9 2015'. Appearance is spectacular. Taste and smell certainly passable. Enjoyed this British inspired homegrown version of one of my favorite styles. A "working" persons beer at a great price.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kodyonthekeys
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Splatter_sin
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of maddog1495
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of LoganMc
3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of delta490
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had a review. It was pretty good. Somehow it did not upload despite hitting "Review". The beer is amber and has a white head. Smells mildly of malt. Tastes about the same with a nutty quality to the finish. Nice body weight and feel. Decent but nothing exciting.

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Photo of Saxboy10
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beerbart
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of efsulliv
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JMUduke
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.72 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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