Fuller's ESB | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

2,940 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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Photo of gaugebozo
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, deep caramel with light suds and no bubbles.
S - Esters, grain, and a little bit of alcohol.
T - Balanced sweetness with firm but not overpowering hop bitterness. Herbal English hops. Toasted grain and bread flavors with promenent English yeast.
M - light carb with medium-high body.
O - A delightful English ale!

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Photo of matt062286
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cervezango
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

copper penny color. inticing.

rich caramel and fudge smell , also hops.

clean hops and alcohol, refreshing , and super tasty, no better bitter in taste.

well balanced

best bitter as i said , taken a while to get into theses since ive been in england, nd this bad boy is the king. fullers does it again, this brewery is the buisness

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small hop with a sweet gingerbread like malt. In the taste, a small sweet gingerbread malt and a small hop presence in the end. a nice bitterness and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small hop and sweet malt in the aftertaste. An easy pint with a small hop presence.

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Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TheSacredRaritan
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of imasloth
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had recently brewed an ESB but hadn't drank a Fuller's in so long I wasn't sure if it was done right. I enjoyed both, but give Fuller's the edge for being more well-rounded.

A- Clear orange with large creamsicle-coloured head that persevered for some time. Small bubbles slowly wafting upward for the length of the beer.

S- Fruity and floral notes, as i read an ESB should have. Slight malt scent.

T- Very pleasant. Well-balanced with slightly bitter fruity hop flavour, followed by sweet malt to finish.

M- Medium-bodied with rich, dry cidery finish.

O- Very nice and I consider this one the standard for the class.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,940 ratings.
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