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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 1431) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.6353-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9652-
St. Charles Extra Special BitterWynkoop Brewing Company ? 3.4749-
Dorothy Goodbody's Our GlassWye Valley Brewery6.003.4148-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794893
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0148-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.014789
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5447-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5547-
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.20447-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.0847-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8946-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5745-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7145-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.8144-
Puddlers Row ESBConshohocken Brewing Company5.403.8244-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9744-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5143-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.84392
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6243-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0941-
Parapet ESBNorthgate Brewing5.603.9141-
Extra EasyTennessee Brew Works5.254.0240-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6640-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4439-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8138-
ESBOther Half Brewing Co.6.003.8838-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.553880
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2438-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.5337-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6636-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.00435-
Rockaway ESBRockaway Brewing Company6.403.8235-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1635-
ESBBlack Mesa Brewing Co. ? 3.6834-
Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"Evil Twin Brewing9.503.6534-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.004.0834-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1634-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6634-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0533-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0133-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3133-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9433-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.5043399
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.233-
Chin WagHogshead Brewery ? 3.9631-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8631-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.9530-
Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESBBetter Bitters Brewing Co.5.503.7530-
4 Pines ESB4 Pines Brewing Company5.603.5630-
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