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 1063) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Hopshackle Extra Special BitterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.62-
Prize FighterArundel Brewery Limited4.603.32-
Suntory Kin No BeerSuntory6.502.882-
Special Bitter (Nonic Series)Malmö Brygghus4.303.882-
HeritageBasement Brewery5.703.522-
MervisiaBirrificio Civale6.203.652-
Buoy ESBBuoy Beer Company6.004.292-
Nitpicker ESBRailtown Brewing Company5.103.892-
NewtonianGravity Brewing5.703.882-
Gadds' No 5Ramsgate Brewery4.403.342-
VagabondNorth Peak Brewing Company ? 42-
Two Humps ESBParadise Creek Brewery ? 42-
Let It ESBThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery ? 32-
Big Rig BitterDeschutes Brewery6.003.662-
River Dog ESBBearWaters Brewing Co.6.003.772-
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best BitterGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern4.603.492-
Extra Dangerous BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.503.252-
Extra Special BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.003.52-
Special BitterEskilstuna Ölkultur5.502.542-
Whale Tale AleBoston Breweries3.5032-
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.803.172-
London Calling ESBLadyface Ale Companie4.903.262-
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-
Shoe Corner ESBCrown Brewing ? 4.132-
Push/Yards Shut Up Harry ESBFrisco Taphouse & Brewery5.003.632-
Doc Tegart's Extra Special BitterArrowhead Brewing Company6.503.952-
Brewers DroopMarston Moor Brewery Limited5.003.672-
ESBThe Original Basil T's ? 3.732-
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-
Jacobsen Pale AleCarlsberg Danmark A/S6.402.712-
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-
Pemaquid West Quoddy AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company6.503.132-
Evil Bitch ESBBarrage Brewing Company LLC5.803.892-
Copper Road EsbKokopelli Beer Company5.502.722-
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-
Penniless Hippie ESBTri-City Brewing Company6.003.272-
Satisfaction ESBRight Brain Brewery6.003.672-
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