Okay, okay – before you call me on it – yes, I realize I’ve already used one of these ESB caps before. I didn’t actually realize that until after I’d taken the picture and settled in for the evening though, so I’m totally using it – don’t shoot me! 😉
You can check out my other post about Fullers ESB if you want – it’s a fabulous beer. England certainly has special water that puts a tell-tale taste in its beers; it’s a taste that I love! “ESB” actually stands for “Extra Special Bitter”, and this beer does have a little bitterness at the end, but it’s maltiness is what really draws me in. If you haven’t tried Fullers ESB or their London Pride, you should. Both of those beers are well brewed and tasty!
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!