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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 1259) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Dorothy Goodbody's Our GlassWye Valley Brewery6.003.4148-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9548-
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.20447-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.114790
Martha's Vineyard AleBad Martha Brewing Co.5.303.6147-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.034689
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5846-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0246-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5745-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.784593
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.0845-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7145-
Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)Tröegs Brewing Company6.503.843-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8843-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6243-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5242-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0842-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9741-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.834092
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5839-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.553880
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6738-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4337-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6636-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8236-
Parapet ESBNorthgate Brewing5.603.9236-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.9534-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.004.0834-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1634-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.833-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3133-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1532-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.5232-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.953299
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6732-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0731-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9531-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0130-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.2230-
Chin WagHogshead Brewery ? 3.9629-
Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"Evil Twin Brewing9.503.6829-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9329-
Extra EasyTennessee Brew Works5.25429-
Working Stiff AleTexas Big Beer6.623.2929-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8529-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.228-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.9428-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.104.0228-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub4.503.5828-
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