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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
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.014689
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.634680
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0146-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794593
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5645-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.094490
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6843-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5642-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5141-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.50441-
Jack The SipperSouthern Prohibition Brewing5.003.7840-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.5939-
Boom Over Pow3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.703.8838-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.563880
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0638-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6337-
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-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.2636-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8136-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.843592
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6434-
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-
Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)Tröegs Brewing Company6.503.8131-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.1931-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8830-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.8630-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9629-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6629-
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-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7527-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.227-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.6326-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8726-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9526-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.5825-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.642585
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