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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 1128) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9747-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6246-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.014689
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5646-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0146-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794593
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.094490
Jack The SipperSouthern Prohibition Brewing5.003.7744-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6744-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5143-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5643-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9943-
Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)Tröegs Brewing Company6.503.7942-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.5842-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.602.9741-
Boom Over Pow3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.703.8838-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.563880
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.2738-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5537-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.7437-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4137-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8437-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8836-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.843692
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.8635-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6434-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8732-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5632-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.232-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.933299
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8831-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.331-
Martha's Vineyard AleBad Martha Brewing Co.5.303.3930-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6730-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9629-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1729-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.1728-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.903.9428-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0128-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.5828-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1728-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8428-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.5427-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.682793
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing Company4.803.7327-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8327-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7527-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9427-
Helltown Extra Sinful Bitter (ESB)Helltown Brewing5.003.6326-
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