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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 1368) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
St. Charles Extra Special BitterWynkoop Brewing Company ? 3.4749-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.114990
Dorothy Goodbody's Our GlassWye Valley Brewery6.003.4148-
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-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0247-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5745-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.784593
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8745-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7145-
20 Year StormHeavy Seas Beer10.003.9444-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9743-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6243-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5242-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.84292
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0842-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6640-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.8439-
Parapet ESBNorthgate Brewing5.603.9239-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.553880
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8137-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4337-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6636-
ESBOther Half Brewing Co.6.003.8836-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.5336-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.00434-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.004.0834-
Extra EasyTennessee Brew Works5.254.0134-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1634-
Puddlers Row ESBConshohocken Brewing Company5.403.9734-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6634-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0533-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3133-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1533-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.233-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0132-
Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"Evil Twin Brewing9.503.6432-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.953299
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9531-
Rockaway ESBRockaway Brewing Company6.403.8131-
Chin WagHogshead Brewery ? 3.9530-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.9530-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.104.0230-
ESBHigh Cotton Brewing Co.6.203.9230-
Helltown Extra Sinful Bitter (ESB)Helltown Brewing5.003.7329-
Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESBBetter Bitters Brewing Co.5.503.7129-
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