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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 1369) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Mild ThingHarmon Restaurant & Brewery5.403.933-
Represa Red AleLockdown Brewing Company6.002.863-
ESBTun Tavern6.203.893-
The DukeShort's Brewing Company4.503.673-
VirginBirdsview Brewing Company5.503.383-
Late Game ESBOuter Banks Brewing Station5.103.853-
Patrolman's ESBTwo Sergeants Brewing6.003.773-
Wickwar Old ArnoldWickwar Brewing Company4.803.153-
SOHO ESB AleHolston River Brewing Co. ? 3.833-
Extrabeerestrial ESBLoowit Brewing Company5.803.773-
ESBAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.93-
Trailside ESBBase Camp Brewing Company5.604.293-
Bywater BayHood Canal Brewing4.503.463-
2 Finger PourOrlison Brewing Co.8.003.843-
Extra Ordinary BitterDay Block Brewing Company7.004.073-
SGP ESBStone's Throw Brewing ? 3.553-
McBane's Best BitterCB Craft Brewers4.403.563-
AsylumOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap4.503.983-
Extra Special BitterBrickHouse Brewery6.003.323-
ESBGood People Brewing Company ? 3.683-
Coast To Coastless Imperial ESBGarrison Brewing Company7.603.923-
BloodshedLena Brewing Company7.003.193-
Sailor Hägar's Lohin's E.S.B.Sailor Hägar's Brewpub5.604.313-
The GentlemanRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery4.50-3-
American BitterWater Street Brewing Co. ? 3.753-
Lon's Extra Special BitterBig Rig Brewery5.20-3-
Blowing Rock Extra Special BitterBlowing Rock Brewing Co.6.003.623-
Brickscraper E.S.P.Old Forge Brewing Company6.003.993-
Thunder Canyon ESBThunder Canyon Brewery5.003.663-
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-
Black Swan ESBBlack Swan Brewpub6.003.983-
O-Ho-HoOtley Brewing Company5.00-3-
The Tube ESBFirst Magnitude Brewing Company5.503.763-
Enjoy Sylva Beer ESBInnovation Brewing5.003.473-
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-
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