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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 1431) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Serpent & The KingPratt Street Ale House6.803.591-
BruRm Eyebrows ESBThe Brü Rm. at BAR4.50-1-
Business As UsualDerby Brewing Company4.403.951-
Autumn AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.103.361-
Max 12 CapacityEnlightened Brewing Company ? -1-
Struggling MonkeyPhoenix Brewery Co Ltd4.703.191-
Rebel RebelResonate Brewery + Pizzeria4.90-1-
East Side Better ESBTwo Goats Brewing ? -1-
Cedar Mountain Smoked ESBThe BoB (The Brew on Broadway) ? 3.061-
Bitter Summer ESBBig Bad Brewing Co. (Cervecería Tres B)5.4041-
Tickety-Boo ESBBluetick Brewery5.0041-
Vicar Of MillomTigertops Brewery7.203.251-
East Meets Wet ESBWet Coast Brewing Company5.00-1-
Lighting 388Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant4.003.881-
Way ESBCervejaria Way ? 3.581-
ESBGrumpy's Brewhaus ? 2.51-
Bolt HeadSummerskills Brewery4.7031-
Drive On ESBCrooked Hammock Brewery4.90-1-
Itty Bitter ESBBolt Brewery4.403.461-
Little JohnMilestone Brewing Company4.503.611-
Bishops BitterRoel Brewery5.803.431-
SamsonMaxim Brewery5.003.411-
6 Feet Under ESBWild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery5.8031-
Bullocks ESBVail Brewing Co.6.303.541-
ESBee HiveMaple Island Brewing5.003.51-
Winter Range ESBCloudwater Brew Co.6.50-1-
Lake On The Mountain English AleLake on the Mountain Brewery ? 3.111-
Bitter Rent Barrel AgedKeg & Lantern Brewing Co6.00-1-
Juliga Livets ÄngölÄngö Kvartersbryggeri6.50-1-
ASB (American Special Bitter)Five Seasons North ? 4.131-
T.O.C.First Chop Brewing Arm4.2041-
ESBMain & Mill Brewing Co.4.80-1-
316 ESBLegacy Brewing Co.5.5041-
Easy Rider ESBSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub ? 3.751-
ESBSix String Brewing Company5.403.751-
Queen's Tea ESBWonderland Brewing Co.5.603.751-
30th Anniversary Hillsdale AleMcMenamins4.50-1-
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-
English Special BitterInbound BrewCo4.40-1-
Bag O' BonesBury Me Brewing5.60-1-
Flash Flood ESBMia & Pia's Pizzeria And Brewhouse4.804.341-
E.S.B. Eye Splice BitterSlow Boat Brewery Taproom4.50-1-
Double ESBDolores River Brew Pub ? 4.061-
StrongholdArundel Brewery Limited4.7041-
Peacock's GloryBelvoir Brewery Ltd4.703.061-
UnHung HeroHewitt's Brewery5.003.581-
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