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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
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.203.9642-
Bishop's FarewellOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.604.114290
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.6942-
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.634180
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.5441-
Lake Placid Leaping Cow ESBLake Placid Craft Brewing Company6.503.4340-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5338-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.573780
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2437-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6337-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9636-
Sun King / Three Floyds Royal BratSun King Brewing Company4.703.6936-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8735-
14* ESBBent Paddle Brewing Co.5.603.8634-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.4634-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.3934-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6533-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.0333-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5432-
Boom Over PowThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.703.9332-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.503.943299
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.853192
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3131-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.003.8731-
Welkin RingerMystic Brewery5.803.93195
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.3631-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8630-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.729-
Great Lakes York Street BitterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.504.1728-
Blueline Series: Extra Special BirthdayRedhook Ale Brewery6.503.6428-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.7128-
Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESBCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.6128-
E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)Boulevard Brewing Co.4.903.5928-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6728-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9927-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9527-
Rainbow Trout ESBFoothills Brewing Company4.503.6227-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Winery5.203.226-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8726-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.1426-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.003.8925-
True Britt ESBLonerider Brewing4.803.7725-
The Hops Of BrixtonBeachwood BBQ & Brewing6.103.8725-
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-
Huvila E.S.B.Malmgårdin Panimo5.203.9824-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0923-
Old ManTree House Brewing Company5.403.8223-
Brown's Point ESBHarmon Restaurant & Brewery5.803.4523-
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