Fuller's ESB ( England )

Fuller's ESB is similar in style to its London Pride and somewhat so in its flavor profile. It is darker in color, however, and has a somewhat hoppy and flowery aroma. ESB is a stronger, more authoritative beer than London Pride and in fact began its existence designated as a winter ale. This beer was first brewed in 1971 and its recipe is a closely guarded secret, although it is known that it is brewed from Pale Ale and Crystal malts, and from Target, Challenger, Northdown and Goldings hops.

Fuller, Smith & Turner
In 1829, John Fuller joined a brewery that had been operating in Chiswick, England for over two hundred years. Sixteen years later, in 1845, together with Henry Smith and John Turner, he formed Fuller Smith & Turner. Direct descendants of the founding families are still involved in the running of the company today and a brewery has now stood on that same Chiswick site for over 350 years. In 1929 Fuller’s became a private limited company and in 1959 London Pride received its first medal at the Brewers Exhibition. CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) was formed in 1971 to ensure the survival of proper cask conditioned beer and the spectacularly successful campaign attracted 30,000 members. Fuller’s took advantage of this shift in public taste and wooed members relentlessly. Fuller's ESB was named CAMRA’s beer of the year in 1978; it and other Fuller brews have garned that award and other national and international honors several times over the past quarter century.


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