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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 1365) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
FSBFoxhole Brewhouse5.503.751-
One OffLeila Cottage Brewery5.1041-
TraitorRecess Brewing5.803.251-
Dry Hop ESB ('11 C-Hops)Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.571-
Flash Flood ESBMia & Pia's Pizzeria And Brewhouse4.804.341-
Double ESBDolores River Brew Pub ? 4.061-
StrongholdArundel Brewery Limited4.7041-
Peacock's GloryBelvoir Brewery Ltd4.703.061-
UnHung HeroHewitt's Brewery5.003.581-
Norwich CastleUncle Stuart's Brewery5.003.11-
Bitter FacultyIvory Tower Brewing4.003.751-
Pineapple E.S.P.Crown Brewing5.503.51-
Ahab's ESBPortal Brewing Company ? 3.51-
JiargOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.751-
EaSy BOriginal Gravity / Final Gravity Brewing Co.4.80-1-
ESBFox River Brewing Co. ? 2.051-
Rowton MeteoriteRowton Brewery Limited5.003.51-
West Coast ESBDunsmuir Brewery Works5.503.731-
ESBWooden Bear Brewing Company6.802.51-
TavernersCoach House Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.751-
Nadine's BitterMcKenzie Brew House6.003.541-
Never Mind The BollocksPleasant House Brewing Company5.403.51-
Spellbound ESBSpellbound Brewing5.003.561-
Size Does Not MatterMidnight Brewery5.003.41-
Old Chicago Bitter Leprechaun ESBBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub ? 3.751-
Batch #81 The London ConnectionWhetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery5.402.271-
Wren's Strong BitterTin Cannon Brewing Company7.10-1-
Sir CharlesLynLake Brewery5.002.571-
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-
Relegation ESBGrist Brewing Company7.003.81-
Old English Neighborhood ESBDakota Shivers Brewing4.203.751-
ESBDolores River Brew Pub6.102.961-
Great Yorkshire Chocolate OrangeCropton Brewery6.003.611-
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 Institute5.504.351-
Old IntentionalDerby Brewing Company5.004.411-
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-
ESBCampbell Brewing Company ? 3.851-
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