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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 - 651 to 700 (out of 1100) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
XX Bitch Creek- Bourbon Barrel AgedGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.853.912-
ESB (Extra Special Blizzard)Snowshoe Brewing Company6.003.722-
Crazy Hawk RedMo’s Place Grill & BrewPub4.003.892-
Milford Pub AleRiver's Edge Brewing Co5.403.52-
What The FugglesWadworth and Company Ltd.5.003.152-
English Extra Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing4.503.032-
Fuggle Rock ESBTrap Rock Restaurant & Brewery5.303.52-
Danish DynamiteStonehenge Ales Limited [Bunces Brewery]5.003.462-
RudESByBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant6.103.252-
Bitter Bitch ESBPortneuf Valley Brewing ? 3.252-
Bravo ESBRedbeard Brewing Company5.5032-
Endless Summer Beer3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.803.52-
The Ribbon ESBKannah Creek Brewing Company ? 3.832-
Hopshackle Extra Special BitterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.592-
Anglican Extra Special BitterChurch Street Brewing Company6.003.622-
Prize FighterArundel Brewery Limited4.603.312-
Suntory Kin No BeerSuntory6.502.882-
Special Bitter (Nonic Series)Malmö Brygghus4.303.882-
HeritageBasement Brewery5.703.522-
MervisiaBirrificio Civale6.203.642-
Buoy ESBBuoy Beer Company6.004.292-
Nitpicker ESBRailtown Brewing Company5.103.882-
NewtonianGravity Brewing5.703.882-
Gadds' No 5Ramsgate Brewery4.403.352-
Two Humps ESBParadise Creek Brewery ? 42-
Big Rig BitterDeschutes Brewery6.003.642-
River Dog ESBBearWaters Brewing Co.6.003.772-
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best BitterGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern4.603.492-
Five Seasons Booze HoundFive Seasons Prado ? 4.012-
Extra Dangerous BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.503.252-
Extra Special BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.003.52-
Special BitterEskilstuna Ölkultur5.502.552-
Whale Tale AleBoston Breweries3.5032-
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.803.182-
London Calling ESBLadyface Ale Companie4.903.262-
Big Fog ESBGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House6.003.872-
Moby DickNoble Ale Works5.803.882-
Crescent Moon ESBBlue Cat Brew Pub5.703.532-
Peach FuzzLeft Hand Brewing Company5.303.772-
Shoe Corner ESBCrown Brewing ? 4.132-
Push/Yards Shut Up Harry ESBFrisco Taphouse & Brewery5.003.632-
Doc Tegart's Extra Special BitterArrowhead Brewing Company6.503.962-
Brewers DroopMarston Moor Brewery Limited5.003.672-
Teutonic AleBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom6.503.772-
Alba RossaBirrificio Valcavallina6.203.12-
ESBThe Original Basil T's ? 3.732-
ESBThe Revolutions Brewing Company ? 3.42-
No Fancy Name Needed…ESBMcKenzie Brew House4.753.382-
ESBOhana Brewing Company5.802.242-
Goldings PrideRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.003.262-
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