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Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Description:
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 - 651 to 700 (out of 1231) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Cottage Hotel ESBCB Craft Brewers4.753.381-
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best BitterGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern4.603.471-
Jackson's ESBSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.704.651-
RedOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.851-
E.S.B.Prison Brews5.003.551-
Wensleydale Coverdale GamekeeperWensleydale Brewery Ltd4.303.841-
Ex-Wife Extra BitterThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery7.003.931-
Freakin' On ESBAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse6.003.531-
Five Seasons Booze HoundFive Seasons Prado ? 3.991-
Smart AlexPhantom Canyon Brewing Company6.003.511-
Hibernation AleOxfordshire Ales4.703.761-
Special BitterEskilstuna Ölkultur5.503.351-
Whale Tale AleBoston Breweries3.502.691-
Små Vesen Kvernknurr ESB SpesialSmå Vesen Bryggeri6.501.621-
ESB Batch 102Altamont Brewing Company6.704.821-
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.802.621-
ESBThe Civil Life Brewing Company5.003.941-
Wooden River ESBGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.541-
London Calling ESBLadyface Ale Companie4.903.521-
E.S.B.Mad Anthony Brewing Company ? 3.551-
Gentleman JamesShepherd Neame Ltd5.003.691-
SmokeEarth Eagle Brewings5.204.321-
Moby DickNoble Ale Works5.803.751-
Mompesson's GoldOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap5.203.851-
ESBSwamp Cabbage Brewing Company5.703.751-
Hopping Chicken Autumn Harvest AleBrewery Terra Firma6.504.251-
Pagan Strong BitterGaudenbier Cervejaria Curitiba Ltda.5.803.51-
Surfman's CheckDevil's Purse Brewing Co.5.004.181-
Big Chief BitterGreen Mill Brewery5.503.921-
Lions Tale Wrekin RubyLions Tale Brewery4.603.491-
ESBPlank Town Brewing Company5.803.751-
Green Jack Hybrid BitterFreeWheel Brewing Company3.504.031-
ESBHangar 24 Brewery5.503.631-
Shugborough Lordship's OwnTitanic Brewery5.203.951-
Alba RossaBirrificio Valcavallina6.202.631-
Extraterrestrial Space BeerIntergalactic Brewing Co.5.704.151-
Busy FoolHighgate Brewery Ltd5.803.881-
Grumpy Santa Beer (for Cottage Delight)Leek Brewing Company Ltd5.0031-
Jet City ESBAirways Brewing Company6.003.631-
ESBThe Revolutions Brewing Company ? 3.81-
English Pub AleNorth Sound Brewing Company5.203.831-
EliasAlosta Brewing Co.5.403.491-
ESBOhana Brewing Company5.803.471-
Emil's Special Beer (ESB)Golden Road Brewing5.203.861-
Plymouth Rock ESBThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.703.341-
Stone ColdLymestone Brewery4.703.181-
E.S.B.O.P.Allentown Brew Works5.804.121-
New School (Dry Hopped)Old Schoolhouse Brewery ? 3.491-
AssiraCascina Roveri5.502.851-
Hipster ESBSeabright Brewery4.903.351-
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