Fuller’s Extra Special Bitter from the Griffin Brewery in London, England is a rich ruby-amber coloured ale that produces a lingering, sponge-like head that laces your glass. This award-winning brew has a deep fruit and malt aroma with molasses undertones.
A two-malt, four-hop blend creates a rich biscuit-like taste that is punctuated by a bitterness reminiscent of baker’s chocolate. Fuller’s Extra Special Bitter finishes with warming peppery and spicy tones and has a very creamy mouthfeel from the start of your glass to the end.
The can is a deep royal blue featuring a large shield logo printed with white, red and golden accents. A number of medals are displayed as well as the denotation “Extra Special Champion Ale”. A best before date is stamped on the bottom of the can.
Fuller’s Extra Special Bitter is one of the most robust and finely-crafted English beers that I have had the pleasure of trying. It is best served in a short glass to maximize its aroma and taste and compliments grilled meats nicely.
The beer is available in single serve cans at most LCBO locations, distributed worldwide and is served from cask at pubs and inns across the United Kingdom.
Type: Strong Bitter
Region: London, Chiswick
Brewery: Griffen Brewery, Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Format Purchased: 500 mL
Alcohol Content: 5.9%