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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
St. Charles Extra Special BitterWynkoop Brewing Company ? 3.424375
14* ESBBent Paddle Brewing Co.5.603.8943-
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9943-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0343-
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5442-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6942-
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.634180
E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)Boulevard Brewing Co.4.903.5740-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5439-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6238-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.573780
Sun King / Three Floyds Royal BratSun King Brewing Company4.703.737-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8836-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9636-
Test ESBBoulevard Brewing Co.4.903.5836-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.4535-
Boom Over PowThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.703.934-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0434-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.3934-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6533-
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.863392
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.3133-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5432-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.943299
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3131-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8731-
Welkin RingerMystic Brewery5.803.93195
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8431-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.6830-
Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESBCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.6230-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6629-
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-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.1828-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6728-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8827-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9927-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.6227-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1427-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8726-
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing4.803.7725-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8725-
Burnside Stock AleBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.7925-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9825-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.6724-
Helltown Extra Sinful Bitter (ESB)Helltown Brewing5.003.6224-
Bay State ESBBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.62493
Mata Hari (Wicked Women Series)Brewster's Brewing Co Ltd4.803.324-
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