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Brewed By: Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Number of Ratings: 1893

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Brewed In: Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane, South Chiswick, London, England, UK

ABV: 5.90%

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - June 6, 2014
Good but not as good as Redhook ESB.
jgraves profile picturejgraves - May 16, 2014
Too malty for my taste profile - May 4, 2014
The beer hunter's great beer guide indicates that, in London, E.S.B. is a Fuller's brand name rather than a style. If this is true, then this is the beer to compare others to, rather than the other way around. It is, arguably, the original and this beer is no less than a world classic. Appearance - perfect. Smell - malty, clean hop nose. Taste - just like it should. It is an excellent balance of ingredients including the amount of carbonation. I imagine that the only way to improve on this beer is to get it in London, fresh.
Cmicoop profile pictureCmicoop - February 23, 2014
The taste of hops is evident
doyouevenbeerbro? profile picturedoyouevenbeerbro? - February 15, 2014
Sweet smell, smooth and sweet taste. Honey, oats.
jimortiz profile picturejimortiz - January 19, 2014
Brown with dissipating head. Bitter taste. Thin and watery
burts beer blog profile pictureburts beer blog - September 22, 2013
Great strong malty body , deep red in colour like a charged up London pride. One of the best examples of great English ale
Ern Dog profile pictureErn Dog - September 21, 2013
An exceptional English dark ale, with a delicious solid body taste. Full flavor and a good balance sublime bitterness bite. As an American, I prefer this brew chilled in a ice mug.. Than the British room temp preference serving. Cheers, from sunny Southern California USA! 9/21/13
alust2013 profile picturealust2013 - September 17, 2013
Not as bitter as the name suggests, great balance, very smooth, excellent beer
Griese profile pictureGriese - September 8, 2013
Really good! Bitter but yet smooth and carmel tasting.
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