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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
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9747-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.014689
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0146-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794593
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5645-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6344-
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 Company5.50441-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.5941-
Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)Tröegs Brewing Company6.503.7840-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0140-
Boom Over Pow3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.703.8838-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.563880
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-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.2636-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.843592
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6434-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.8633-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8732-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.933299
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.331-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5731-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1931-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8830-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6730-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9629-
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-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8428-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1628-
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-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.227-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.5726-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.6326-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9526-
Helltown Extra Sinful Bitter (ESB)Helltown Brewing5.003.6225-
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