Fuller's ESB | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

2,947 Ratings
Fuller's ESBFuller's ESB

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Copper colored body; medium head

Aroma: Malty; fruity; peppery

Taste: Malt; orange peel; bitter hops; very well balanced; delicious

Remarks: One of the best beers I've ever had

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft pint at a Massachusetts British Beer Company.

a. Wonderful clear dark brown-amber. Not much head by the time it arrived at my table. Seemed to be served at the right temp.

s. Nothing particularly notable.

t. Very smooth, English "bitter" at its best probably to most drinkers' taste, meaning little bitterness..

m. Moderate. Very smooth. Obviously a top quality product.

o. Very enjoyable, easy drinking, belying the moderate ABV. Just a tad disappointed there was not a more distinctive taste. For accompanying meals, however, that's good. This was one time the beer surpassed the meal by a significant margin,.

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Best by October 2013. Served in pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance - copper with rich white head that never quite disappears.

Aroma - sweet malt, toffee and caramel

Taste - grassy, peppery bitter notes balanced by nice biscuity, caramel malt.

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,947 ratings.
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