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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 1303) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9549-
Dorothy Goodbody's Our GlassWye Valley Brewery6.003.4148-
Martha's Vineyard AleBad Martha Brewing Co.5.303.6248-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5447-
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.20447-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.114790
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0247-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.034689
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.0846-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5745-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.784593
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7145-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.5644-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8744-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6243-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5242-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0842-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9741-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.834092
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6639-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.553880
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4337-
Parapet ESBNorthgate Brewing5.603.9237-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6636-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8236-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.9534-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.004.0834-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1634-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.833-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3133-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.5233-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6733-
Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"Evil Twin Brewing9.503.6532-
Extra EasyTennessee Brew Works5.254.0132-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1532-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.953299
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0731-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.204.0131-
ESBOther Half Brewing Co.6.003.8931-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9531-
Extra Special BitterSt. Boniface Craft Brewing Company4.503.9530-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.2230-
Chin WagHogshead Brewery ? 3.9629-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.104.0129-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9329-
Working Stiff AleTexas Big Beer6.623.2929-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8529-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.228-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub4.503.5828-
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