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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 1265) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
It's Not BitterHonolulu Beerworks5.803.333-
ESBTributary Brewing Co.6.203.813-
T.P.E.S.B.Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern5.2043-
Charlie Don't Surf ESBPhantom Canyon Brewing Company6.103.343-
Prince Alberts ESBDenver Beer Co. ? 3.473-
Everards Tiger Triple GoldEverards Brewery Ltd.5.003.483-
Extra Special Bitter AleLowercase Brewing5.703.383-
ESBElk Brewing6.403.863-
Black Swan ESBBlack Swan Brewpub6.003.983-
The Tube ESBFirst Magnitude Brewing Company5.503.763-
Hopdaemon LeviathanHopdaemon Brewery Company6.003.763-
Library Nitro Big Nose BitterLibrary Sports Grille & Brewery ? 3.753-
ESBSouth Shore Brewery ? 3.723-
Horsethief English BitterBig Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.6.004.292-
E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant5.304.142-
Small BGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.562-
Churchill's Best ESBBackpocket Brewing3.603.62-
BoilermakerGreen Man Brewery10.50-2-
Abbey AleKingstone Brewery5.103.552-
Reign Man ESB7 Seas Brewery and Taproom5.504.632-
Bridge BitterBig Al Brewing5.503.612-
Nobody Reads The CopyExit Strategy Brewing Co.5.503.752-
Extra Special BitterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery ? 3.252-
Little HellVan Dieman Brewing6.303.592-
New World BitterStation 26 Brewing Co.4.203.752-
ESBBarley Brown's Brewpub ? 3.182-
Roll OverDrekker Brewing Company6.003.022-
Ringneck Extra Special BitterThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works5.0042-
Extra Special Stacked BitterStack Brewing5.403.652-
FathomMother Earth Brew Co.5.203.62-
Honey ESBChampion Brewing Company6.003.752-
Nigel's ESBSteelhead Brewing Co. ? 3.812-
Eye ChartThe Blind Bat Brewery LLC7.003.142-
Ethyl The FrogBrewery Terra Firma5.503.52-
Fortnum & Mason Christmas AleWest Berkshire Brewery Company5.003.262-
Final LevelArcade Brewery6.303.882-
Es BuenoWest Flanders Brewing Co.6.202.572-
Quips AleWacker Brewing Co.5.503.62-
ESBThirsty Planet Brewing Company6.003.762-
Bob's Yer Uncle ESBOysterHouse Brewing Company ? 2.882-
Kinder SunsetBuxton Brewery5.003.722-
GSB ESBGrove Street Brewhouse6.003.72-
D.B. Cooper CopperBarnstormer Brewing & Pizzeria5.503.172-
Extra BitterChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen ? 3.342-
Oxford Special BitterLa Memphré Microbrasserie5.503.612-
Midtfyns AleMidtfyns Bryghus6.503.4276
Pep's ESBKinetic Brewing Company4.604.022-
Sun DialBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.703.422-
Aye SB Extra Special BitterCOAST Brewing Company5.804.632-
E.lvis' S.pecial B.itterLaurelwood Public House & Brewery6.603.982-
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