Fuller's ESB | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

2,937 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

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Added by kbub6f on 07-08-2001

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Photo of rjplumer
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A moderate malty aroma with a hint of bread and caramel. I also was able to detect a hint of orange. The head was a a creamy off white that didn’t last too long with average lacing. Body was a clear amber orange with little noticeable carbonation. Had a sweet caramel beginning with a dash of sourness and bitter on your tongue. The finish is lightly sweet and doesn’t last too long. A nice brew over all and worth your time.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Photo of McStagger
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Robust pour leads to a couple fingers of moderately dissipating slightly browner than eggshells white. Beer itself is copper color. Seriously nice reddish tones. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation.

S: Malty, nutty, little bit toasted sugar perhaps. Killer malt profile in the smell though.

T: Wow. Awesome sweet malt explosion in the mouth with all that same nuttiness and sweetness. Just when things begin to get on the cloying side, the hops come in and save the day with an amazingly good balancing act. At the end of the day the malted sweetness is left over, but it finishes in a much more mellow fashion than it begins. The finish also has bits of dried fruit .

M: Excellent texture. Smooth, velvety...without being flabby or cloying.

O: You could do a lot worse. Good stuff here. Not an all night drinker, but a damn fine beer. Makes me nostalgic for fish and chips and arguing about the Queen (and various other British stereotypes that I have no idea about).

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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,937 ratings.
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