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Fuller's ESB | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,582
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,975
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
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Trade:
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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good one, for sure. But think we would rather support American breweries, so prob wont be buying it. Also prob quite pricey.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hasse67
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gracient
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmitry1989
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can acquired at LCBO.
Look - a little lighter than expected, looks like a Vienna lager (clear amber) more than an English ale (half-transparent reddish). Nice head but quickly disappears, carbonation is so-so.
Smell - caramel, pretty much the only smell.
Taste - light caramel, sweet, with a nice bitterness to it, really easy drinking. No way to tell it's almost 6% alcohol.
Feel - not enough depth and thickness, lacks body in my opinion.
All in all - nice ale which hides its alcohol strength well, not offensive, very easy drinking, but really lacks body, too submissive, does not have an aspect that stands out. It would be perfect if it had a little bit more of both hops and malt.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me this is the standard by which I measure all ESB's it has the perfect taste, the perfect balance of caramel and slight bitterness that gives it a nice rounded flavor, smells nice and malty, leaves a nice malty taste in the mouth. Excellent for anyone who enjoys bitters or wants to try for the first time.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.8/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rcwilliamsjr
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft poured into a pint glass shows a bright orange leaning amber colored body that briefly floats a light tan soapy head.
Aroma is a nice mix of malt and bitter, but subtle.
Flavors include a darker bitterness, not so much a bite, but rather a chomp.
Not a taste on the tongue, but more a mouth filling taste.
Mouthfeel is medium and leans full, but not remotely heavy.
Overall it was the perfect foil for my smoked salmon sandwich.

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monks
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ceisen
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,975 ratings
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