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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5340-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.123990
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.643880
Arcadia Thunder TrailArcadia Brewing Company6.003.4138-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.573780
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6637-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5435-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6735-
Sun King / Three Floyds Royal BratSun King Brewing Company4.703.7233-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.4733-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8733-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9633-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.933199
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3131-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6631-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4331-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0631-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5630-
Welkin RingerMystic Brewery5.803.913095
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.912992
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8528-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.728-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6727-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9927-
Blueline Series: Extra Special BirthdayRedhook Ale Brewery6.503.6527-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8627-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.6226-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9526-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.226-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.3226-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1625-
Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESBCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.5725-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8625-
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing4.803.7724-
Mata Hari (Wicked Women Series)Brewster's Brewing Co Ltd4.803.324-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.1824-
Nestucca ESBPelican Pub & Brewery5.403.6723-
Huvila John Golding E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9723-
Elora Special BitterTrafalgar Ales & Meads5.003.2123-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.2823-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.823-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8522-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9322-
Public AleCommunity Beer Company5.504.0622-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.6622-
Brown's Point ESBHarmon Restaurant & Brewery5.803.4422-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.622293
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8621-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0721-
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