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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 1230) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4622-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5921-
St. Charles Extra Special BitterWynkoop Brewing Company ? 3.4820-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0720-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.792093
Red AleLumberyard Brewing Company5.803.4920-
Amber AleDry Dock Brewing Co.5.803.5820-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.6519-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub4.503.619-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.9219-
Minnesota Special BitterBadger Hill Brewing Company5.703.7218-
Elora Special BitterTrafalgar Ales & Meads5.003.2318-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.821892
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB AleCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.6818-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.9218-
Brown's Point ESBHarmon Restaurant & Brewery5.803.5217-
14* ESBBent Paddle Brewing Co.5.604.0117-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9717-
Jack The SipperSouthern Prohibition Brewing5.003.8917-
Williams RedWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.503.8216-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.641693
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9816-
Old FartMerrimans Brewery ( Turnover Developments Ltd)5.003.3116-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.515-
Goldings Special BitterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.9315-
EvensongDurham Brewery Ltd5.003.7815-
Red Hill Hop Harvest AleRed Hill Brewery6.003.9615-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6914-
Renewale - 2013 Extra Special BitterNinkasi Brewing Company5.803.8114-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1614-
Extra Special BitterLa Conner Brewing Company6.003.6814-
Bishop's Best BitterGolden Lion Brewing Company / Pub & Brasserie le Lion D'Or4.803.5914-
Discovery Fireweed Honey AleYukon Brewing Company5.503.5214-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.2213-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.004.0513-
4 Pines ESB4 Pines Brewing Company5.603.5713-
Cambridge House Old Mill Pond ESBThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.703.9813-
Tiger Best BitterEverards Brewery Ltd.4.203.7513-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.1713-
Nestucca ESBPelican Pub & Brewery5.403.921387
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.1412-
Gold MinerFreeminer Brewery Ltd.5.003.6212-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.7912-
ESBSwans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery5.003.7412-
Rainbow Trout ESBThe Blue Ridge Brewing Co.4.703.512-
Voyageur Des BrumesBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.8212-
Golden TuskPink Elephant Brewery, The7.103.3612-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7212-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7811-
Red Duck Burton Strong BitterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)5.403.2511-
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