English Beer… it makes me think of Fish and Chips and a good ‘ole pub with a Billard and Shuffle board table. There’s a local English Pub in Richmond that serves Fullers ESB on tap and it’s so delicious. ESB is really a combination of my favorite beer characters rolled into one; malty with a rich mouth feel and a bitter finish… ahhh… I really should visit Jolly Old England!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but English beers are hard to “clone” because water in England had different mineral and such than ours. I still think that one of the reasons that New Castle is one of my favorite brown beers is because of the unique taste it has due to the water.
This “ESB” from Fullers… which stands for “Extra Special Bitter” is certainly special – so give it a try! Cherrio!