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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 - 101 to 150 (out of 1061) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9846-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0246-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794593
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5745-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.094490
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6843-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.7142-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5240-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5640-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.50440-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.639-
Boom Over PowThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.703.8838-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.563881
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.7437-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4137-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8836-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5436-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0336-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.2636-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8236-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.843592
Jack The SipperSouthern Prohibition Brewing5.003.7934-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6533-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6633-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8732-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.943299
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3131-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.231-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8930-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9729-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5729-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6629-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.1728-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.672894
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.5928-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8528-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1528-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.903.9727-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9927-
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing Company4.803.7327-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7527-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.2127-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9626-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company ? 3.6325-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8725-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.8725-
Old ManTree House Brewing Company5.403.8224-
Helltown Extra Sinful Bitter (ESB)Helltown Brewing5.003.6224-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.5624-
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