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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
Jennings Sneck LifterJennings Brothers PLC5.103.7547-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.024690
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.794593
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5645-
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9844-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.094490
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0244-
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.644280
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6942-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.50440-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5439-
Sun King / Three Floyds Royal BratSun King Brewing Company4.703.7239-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.639-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.573780
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8836-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.4736-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.436-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8236-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.843592
Boom Over PowThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.703.8835-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.735-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.7335-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0235-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5334-
Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESBCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.634-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6533-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.3133-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8732-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.943299
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3131-
Welkin RingerMystic Brewery5.803.853195
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8930-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.1930-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6629-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.1728-
Blueline Series: Extra Special BirthdayRedhook Ale Brewery6.503.6428-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9528-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6627-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9927-
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing Company4.803.7327-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7527-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.6227-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8727-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1427-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.652693
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9626-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0925-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8725-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.8725-
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