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Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

ESBs are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character, but nothing overpowering. Color range will be similar, though leaning towards the darker end of the scale; dark golds to copper. Low carbonation. Malts tend to be more pronounced, often toasty and fruity, with maybe some notes diacetyl. And despite "bitter" being in its name, ESBs are not really all that bitter. They key to an ESB is balance.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1232) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > rAvg Revs Bros
Bourbon Barrel Aged Extra Special BitterNorth High Brewing Company10.40-0-
The SpecialistDeschutes Brewery10.004.145-
20 Year StormHeavy Seas Beer10.00-0-
Extra Special - Endless Skyway Bitter (ES-ESB)Black Mesa Brewing Co.9.603.341-
Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"Evil Twin Brewing9.503.69-
ProtagonistBarrier Brewing Company9.10-0-
Roman Empire Strikes BackChimera Brewing8.50-0-
Truman XXX MildHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room8.50-0-
Lord And Master21st Amendment Brewery8.303.941-
Triple BC.H. Evans Brewing Company8.103.823-
Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³Rock Art Brewery8.003.77144-
English BitterBifferhaus Brewing Company8.00-0-
Sink The ClipperSun King Brewing Company8.004.253-
Winter Storm Warning Imperial E.S.B.Sun King Brewing Company8.003.882-
XX Bitch Creek - Syrah Barrel AgedGrand Teton Brewing Co.8.00-0-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6914-
Coast To Coastless CollaborationLe Trou Du Diable8.00-0-
2 Finger PourOrlison Brewing Co.8.00-0-
Honey-Scotch DogmaBrewDog7.803.981-
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.802.621-
Small Batch Series Extra ESBBreckenridge Brewery7.804.013-
Coast To Coastless Imperial ESBPhillips Brewing Company7.603.746-
P.A.C. ForeverSpiteful Brewing7.603.862-
Barrel Aged ESBSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.50-0-
Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)Heavy Seas Beer7.503.8650488
XX Bitch CreekGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.503.945690
Arbor Brewing HXLArbor Brewing Company7.504.028-
CalverThornbridge Brewery7.40-0-
India ESBPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub7.40-0-
Imperial ESBTrinity Brewhouse7.303.421-
Smelt Camp Strong AleThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery7.303.993-
Smelt Camp Strong AleThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery7.304.031-
Vicar Of MillomTigertops Brewery7.20-0-
ESBAndrews Brewing Company7.20-0-
Keep Calm And Carry OnPecan Street Brewing7.20-0-
Ørsted Bitter BitchDet Lille Bryggeri7.20-0-
Winter Warmer ESBRocky Point Artisan Brewers7.204.271-
Phoenixx Double ESBReal Ale Brewing Company7.203.69126-
MKE E.S.B.Milwaukee Brewing Company7.2041-
Ivan's ESBRevolution Brewing Company7.203.374-
Autumn AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.103.361-
Golden TuskPink Elephant Brewery, The7.103.3612-
XS Imperial Younger's Special BitterRogue Ales7.103.91147-
Barrel Aged There & BackSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.00-0-
Eye ChartThe Blind Bat Brewery LLC7.003.081-
Harvest AleFigure 8 Brewing7.003.062-
StronghartMcMullen & Sons, Ltd.7.003.43-
Relegation ESBGrist Brewing Company7.00-0-
Copper Creek ESBWhite River Brewing Company7.00-0-
Ex-Wife Extra BitterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery7.004.252-
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