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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 1302) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Old Chicago Bitter Leprechaun ESBBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub ? 3.751-
Batch #81 The London ConnectionWhetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery5.402.271-
Reckless DangerFool Hardy Ales / The Hope Inn5.003.831-
ESBLe Triangle Restaurant & Microbrasserie ? 3.891-
JAFB ESBJAFB Wooster Brewery ? 3.731-
Swift HalfThe Hourglass Brewery5.102.791-
XKE English BitterHeavily Brewing Company5.30-1-
Relegation ESBGrist Brewing Company7.003.81-
Gladys Golden Ale (w/ Spruce Tips)Snowgoose Restaurant & Pub / Sleeping Lady Brewing Company6.00-1-
Old English Neighborhood ESBDakota Shivers Brewing4.203.751-
ESBDolores River Brew Pub6.102.961-
Great Yorkshire Chocolate OrangeCropton Brewery6.003.611-
Copper Creek ESBWhite River Brewing Company7.003.791-
Broad GaugeBox Steam Brewery4.802.531-
Red Robin AleLoomis Basin Brewing Company5.603.61-
Suzy's ESBRiver House Brewpub5.753.531-
ESBArdent Craft Ales ? -1-
Slumbering MonkJoule's Brewery4.504.421-
ESBIron Bird Brewing Co.4.9041-
Father ChristmasItchen Valley Brewery Ltd5.003.41-
ESBTree Brewing Beer Intitute5.504.351-
Old IntentionalDerby Brewing Company5.004.411-
Barrel Aged ESBSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.503.251-
Ben Truman 1883 Export Pale AleTruman's5.40-1-
PostlethwaitesCoach House Brewing Company Ltd.4.603.921-
BrukspatronSkebo Bruksbryggeri5.603.881-
Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)Ridgeway Brewing4.503.341-
American Special BitterSmog City Brewing4.604.11-
ESBCampbell Brewing Company ? 3.851-
ESB 'MericaPoseidon Brewing Company6.103.771-
Brewers DozenBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.503.691-
DSB Strong BitterOblivion Brewing Co. ? -1-
E.S.B.Old Ivy Brewery and Taproom6.203.361-
Brew #2Verboten Brewing5.103.751-
Let It ESB [4:01]The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery ? 4.371-
Oops Not GermanTerritorial Brewing Company6.604.11-
Strong BitterSandbacka Bryggeri5.803.131-
Barrio ESBBarrio Brewing Company5.503.481-
Trial And Error # 116 - ESB With Phoenix HopsVault Brewing Company5.003.751-
RedOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.851-
[Hipster] Prose Vs. PoetryThe Courtyard Brewery5.40-1-
E.S.B.Prison Brews5.003.551-
Light Dinner AleJopen Bier BV Haarlem5.003.51-
Smart AlexPhantom Canyon Brewing Company6.003.511-
Hibernation AleOxfordshire Ales4.703.761-
Bitter BettyF-Town Brewing Co.5.702.961-
Green ManHonkyTonk Brewing Co. ? 4.171-
Warwick's Best Bitter10 Barrel Brewing Co.4.903.51-
Små Vesen Kvernknurr ESB SpesialSmå Vesen Bryggeri6.501.621-
ESB Batch 102Altamont Brewing Company6.704.821-
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