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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 - 951 to 1000 (out of 1232) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Prose Vs. PoetryThe Courtyard Brewery5.40-0-
Old MinerSalt Springs Brewery6.60-0-
Fiddle & FifeLineage Brewing5.40-0-
Endless Summer Beer3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.80-0-
Spellbound ESBSpellbound Brewing5.00-0-
The Search ESBAquanaut Brewing Company5.30-0-
Size Does Not MatterMidnight Brewery5.00-0-
Old Chicago Bitter Leprechaun ESBBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub ? -0-
Blackwell's ESBThree Notch'd Brewing Company5.60-0-
Premium BitterLoveland Aleworks5.00-0-
Batch #81 The London ConnectionWhetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery5.40-0-
Oaked AnteroBeryl's Beer Company4.30-0-
Caramel ESBPeddler Brewing Co.5.40-0-
ESBLe Triangle Restaurant & Microbrasserie ? -0-
JAFB ESBJAFB Wooster Brewery ? -0-
IronhideButcher's Brewing6.50-0-
Northside AleEldo5.00-0-
XKE English BitterHeavily Brewing Company5.30-0-
Relegation ESBGrist Brewing Company7.00-0-
Special Bitter (Nonic Series)Malmö Brewing Co4.30-0-
Zero PercentGoose Island Beer Co.5.50-0-
Old English Neighborhood ESBDakota Shivers Brewing4.20-0-
BlosconBrasserie Kerav'ale ? -0-
Poppels Extra Special BitterPoppels Bryggeri5.50-0-
Wildfire ESBEldo6.50-0-
Bases LoadedAntietam Brewery & Restaurant6.00-0-
Eagle Bay Extra Special BitterEagle Bay Brewing Company5.40-0-
Sanford Tavern ESBCharter Oak Brewing Co.5.00-0-
ESBWop's Hops Brewing Company5.70-0-
Hook'ed LegDogberry Brewing6.30-0-
Copper Creek ESBWhite River Brewing Company7.00-0-
Nitpicker ESBRailtown Brewing Company5.10-0-
ES TeaMoylan's Brewery5.40-0-
HematiteBeckstones Brewery5.50-0-
Flannel ShirtIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant5.20-0-
American Ordinary BitterManor Hill Brewing3.80-0-
ESBIron Bird Brewing Co.4.90-0-
ESBTree Brewing Beer Intitute5.50-0-
Railway SleeperHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.00-0-
Barrel Aged ESBSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.50-0-
TraîtreLe Saint-Bock5.20-0-
NewtonianGravity Brewing5.70-0-
ESBBroad Street Brewing Company6.25-0-
American Special BitterSmog City Brewing4.60-0-
Baldwin BitterLander Brewing Company ? -0-
ESBCampbell Brewing Company ? -0-
ESB 'MericaPoseidon Brewing Company6.10-0-
Mr. BitterHitchhiker Brewing Company5.30-0-
Hatfield E.S.B.Morgantown Brewing Company ? -0-
The Knowle SpringNoble Ale Works4.80-0-
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