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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 1026) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Crescent Moon ESBBlue Cat Brew Pub5.703.552-
Peach FuzzLeft Hand Brewing Company5.303.772-
Shoe Corner ESBCrown Brewing ? 4.132-
Push/Yards Shut Up Harry ESBFrisco Taphouse & Brewery5.003.632-
Wuffles Session AleSeventh Son Brewing Co.4.504.022-
Sharp's SpecialSharp's Brewery5.203.392-
Brewers DroopMarston Moor Brewery Limited5.003.672-
ESBThe Revolutions Brewing Company ? 3.392-
No Fancy Name Needed…ESBMcKenzie Brew House4.753.382-
ESBOhana Brewing Company5.802.242-
Parklife ESBDrop-In Brewing Company6.004.092-
Goldings PrideRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.003.292-
Spingo SpecialBlue Anchor6.703.972-
Ruby DuckFuzzy Duck Brewery5.303.292-
Bitter BrotherBethlehem Brew Works4.703.772-
Off The RailsStonehouse Brewery4.803.482-
Folkared Bullseye Best BitterFolkared 156.103.22-
Copper Road EsbKokopelli Beer Company5.502.722-
NinaBirrificio Le Baladin5.903.542-
Wobbly Wench Pub AleRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 2.642-
ESBOre Dock Brewing Company5.203.842-
Bitter TruthMarshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant5.503.752-
Satisfaction ESBRight Brain Brewery6.003.672-
Westside ESBMaui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)5.603.952-
Coopersmith's Sir Edmunds ESBCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.503.52-
KamikazeDent Brewery5.003.542-
SOHO ESB AleHolston River Brewing Company ? 3.882-
Bywater BayHood Canal Brewing4.503.622-
La P'tite Biere Brut'aleBrasserie Des Garrigues4.803.62-
Holly BushSalopian Brewing Company Ltd5.503.822-
Silver Creek Session AleSilver Creek Brewing Co.4.202.822-
Fulla PridePhantom Canyon Brewing Company5.403.982-
Hops & HoneyPlan Bee Farm Brewery9.5042-
AsylumOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.504.132-
Full WhackPeerless Brewing Company6.0042-
Cooke St.Honolulu Beerworks6.003.252-
Hoppy Peeps ESBBarrels & Bottles Brewery5.003.632-
ESBStation 26 Brewing Co. ? 3.52-
Aracauna ESBGrowlers6.003.372-
Real AleLa Diable4.0032-
Road Crew AleUncle Billy's Brew & Que4.703.382-
Elevation ESBBeach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant5.003.642-
Blowing Rock Extra Special BitterBlowing Rock Brewing Co.6.003.732-
Gone FishingGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern5.503.882-
ESBOn-The-Tracks Brewery6.502.752-
Hop'sss Marie-MagdeleineBrasserie Le Paradis6.003.692-
Everards Tiger Triple GoldEverards Brewery Ltd.5.003.582-
ESBElk Brewing6.403.82-
ESBUpslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill5.503.382-
Comfortably NumbTriple fff Brewing Company5.003.922-
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