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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 1058) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Bad Badger ESBIdaho Brewing Company4.603.52-
VagabondNorth Peak Brewing Company ? 42-
Two Humps ESBParadise Creek Brewery ? 42-
Big Rig BitterDeschutes Brewery6.003.662-
Cellarman ESBBloomington Brewing Company / Lennie's5.903.692-
River Dog ESBBearWaters Brewing Co.6.003.772-
MovembrewIntuition Ale Works4.703.842-
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best BitterGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern4.603.492-
Picadilly PaleUnion Brewing Company5.8042-
Extra Dangerous BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.503.252-
Extra Special BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.003.52-
Whale Tale AleBoston Breweries3.5032-
London Calling ESBLadyface Ale Companie4.903.262-
LumberjackBrentwood Brewing Co. Ltd5.203.572-
E.S.B.Mad Anthony Brewing Company ? 3.92-
Big Fog ESBGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House6.003.882-
Moby DickNoble Ale Works5.803.882-
Crescent Moon ESBBlue Cat Brew Pub5.703.552-
Peach FuzzLeft Hand Brewing Company5.303.772-
Push/Yards Shut Up Harry ESBFrisco Taphouse & Brewery5.003.632-
Phantom ESBPhantom Ales, Cider, & Cellar6.603.252-
Sharp's SpecialSharp's Brewery5.203.392-
Brewers DroopMarston Moor Brewery Limited5.003.672-
Silver Creek E.S.BlackSilver Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.492-
Cowaramup Special BitterCowaramup Brewing Company4.602.932-
ESBThe Revolutions Brewing Company ? 3.392-
ESBOhana Brewing Company5.802.242-
D.C. ESBThe Filling Station Microbrewery6.003.632-
Plymouth Rock ESBThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.703.32-
Imperial ESBMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.604.332-
Biopiracy Best BitterFalling Sky Brewing4.603.52-
Goldings PrideRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.003.292-
Spingo SpecialBlue Anchor6.703.972-
Ruby DuckFuzzy Duck Brewery5.303.292-
Bitter Earth ESBArkose Brewing5.003.882-
Bitter BrotherBethlehem Brew Works4.703.772-
Off The RailsStonehouse Brewery4.803.482-
Folkared Bullseye Best BitterFolkared 156.103.22-
Lowest Lord ESBDenizens Brewing Co.5.303.682-
Wobbly Wench Pub AleRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 2.642-
ESBOre Dock Brewing Company5.203.842-
ESB (Extra Sexy Bitter)One World Brewing6.803.52-
Westside ESBMaui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)5.603.952-
Coopersmith's Sir Edmunds ESBCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.503.52-
KamikazeDent Brewery5.003.542-
Bywater BayHood Canal Brewing4.503.622-
Old School ESBBarley Creek Brewing Company6.103.252-
La P'tite Biere Brut'aleBrasserie Des Garrigues4.803.62-
Yukon ESBYukon Brewing Company5.503.882-
Puddlers Row ESBConshohocken Brewing Company5.403.52-
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