ESB (5.9% ABV, bottle)
Long time since I’ve had this, one of my all-time favourites. Deep, clear amber with a slightly off-white head, it’s a shame it’s not draught, but needs must. I think the last draught pitn I had was either in The Front, Falmouth, or at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Fuller’s excellent pub/bar at Paddington station. Even so, the bottle is damned good. Excellent malt, bready, good cereal notes, a perfect body. The hops are light citrus, particularly orange, with a hint of red apple and some light berry. The balance is superb. There’s lovely bitterness on the finish leaving you wanting more, more, more. I only bought one bottle. Bugger.
Buy: I got mine from Sainsbury’s, but it’s widely available, and can be picked up online from the Fuller’s Brewery website.
(2nd June, 2020)

Fuller’s Brewery | Chiswick, London | Untappd ratings

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