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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 1106) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Idle LandlordThe Idle Brewery4.603.11-
Uncle Bucks Potter's ESBUncle Buck's Brewery & Steakhouse ? 41-
Pemaquid West Quoddy AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company6.5031-
CribynBreconshire Brewery4.502.231-
Otway Wild Hop Organic AleOtway Estate Winery & Brewery ? 3.51-
Redhook Geno's AleRedhook Ale Brewery ? 3.851-
Empire AleLiverpool Organic Brewery5.304.031-
Kitchen SinkThe Mash Tun5.503.831-
Big River ESBUkiah Brewing Co.6.103.81-
Holiday Spiced ESBNewport Beach Brewing Company ? 3.551-
Evil Bitch ESBBarrage Brewing Company LLC5.803.751-
ESBPug Ryan's Brewery ? 3.151-
Goldfinger ESBRiver City Brewing Co. ? 3.51-
Hoodoo Voodoo AleBrown's Brewing Company5.253.231-
Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series)Alaskan Brewing Co. ? 3.71-
Walter Kurtssons TåbiraEskilstuna Ölkultur5.203.231-
Señor BigglesPhantom Canyon Brewing Company6.404.221-
Southern Hempisphere Hopped ESBOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.003.751-
ESBWest Sixth Brewing Company ? 3.541-
Garden Gnome ESB IPAIechyd Da Brewing Company5.403.751-
Et Tu Brutus?Derventio Brewery Limited4.502.631-
Oaked Jet CityAirways Brewing Company ? 3.031-
Bitter TruthMarshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant5.5041-
Dark And DeliciousCorvedale Brewery4.603.591-
Kentish ReserveWhitstable Brewery5.004.081-
Suzy's ESBRiepstine's Pub6.003.751-
Hydes AtomicHydes Brewery Ltd4.903.481-
Broughs SuperiorBroughs5.803.581-
Cottage Hotel ESBThree Heads Brewing4.701.041-
Teignworthy Climate ChangeTeignworthy Brewery5.003.71-
BE ESBBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery ? 3.81-
Penniless Hippie ESBTri-City Brewing Company6.003.051-
Very Special BitterMaumee Bay Brewing Company ? 3.951-
Garden Fresh Hop ESB ('11)Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.51-
ESBAcoustic Ales Brewing Experiment6.003.251-
Little GDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom5.803.21-
Titanic 1912Titanic Brewery4.803.651-
Goofy Foot - Extra Special BitterThree Barrel Brewing Co.5.153.51-
Cathedral Great TomMilestone Brewing Company5.003.681-
DistractionPhantom Canyon Brewing Company5.403.561-
Merman XXXThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.803.51-
Power Back ESBMcMenamins Old St. Francis School5.502.831-
Willimantic European Special BitterWillimantic Brewing Co.5.9041-
Roman Empire Strikes BackZio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub8.503.51-
Winter Warmer ESBRocky Point Artisan Brewers7.204.291-
Sawtooth With El Dorado HopsLeft Hand Brewing Company5.303.751-
Ryetly OakedFormer Future Brewing Company6.703.851-
SOHO ESB AleHolston River Brewing Company ? 41-
Extrabeerestrial ESBLoowit Brewing Company5.803.751-
Straight Outta ChiswickBlue Mountain Brewery4.4041-
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