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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 1057) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
AmarantoBirrificio Artigianale Zimella5.802.881-
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)Second Street Brewery5.503.631-
Demons EyeElland Brewery5.203.661-
Sedgley SurpriseBeacon Hotel (Sarah Hughes Brewery)5.003.851-
Tawny No 3The Marble Arch5.704.331-
House Ale - Barrel #1 - Batch #1Foggy Noggin Brewing6.304.151-
Ruby WitchMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd4.604.251-
ESBStadium Brewing Company ? 3.151-
Chapped Hyde Strong BitterMother Earth Brew Co.6.503.331-
Mt. Hood ESBRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 41-
LokiPat O'Hara Brewing Company5.003.361-
Old BitchBrassneck Brewery4.503.51-
Ethel The Frog ESBBrewery Terra Firma5.503.51-
Citra E.S.B.Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant6.204.451-
TrooperFrederic Robinson Limited4.703.51-
Dragon's BreathThe Plassey Brewery6.004.011-
Poppycock2kids Brewing Company6.403.751-
Bayonet ESBNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. ? 3.731-
Yeat!Newburyport Brewing Company5.003.751-
Queen HannahHayes' Public House Brewery & Taproom5.603.751-
Samuel Adams ESBBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.253.51-
Extra Special - ESB10 Barrel Brewing Co.6.203.751-
Smith's ESBSchooner Exact Brewing Company ? 3.71-
Eagle ESBPagosa Brewing Co. ? 3.51-
Dog Bone ESBMontana Brewing Company ? 41-
WarriorEvan Evans Brewery4.604.031-
Toasted Chestnut Special Bitter京A Capital Brewing Co.5.603.751-
Falstaff ESBSlice & Pint ? 41-
Atomic PowerAtomic Brewery4.803.631-
Seven Stone WeaklingLymestone Brewery4.703.71-
ESB With PeachesYes Face Beer Company ? 3.781-
MoonKissingate Brewery4.803.081-
ESBRed Truck Beer Company Ltd. ? 3.251-
1492Elliott Bay Brewing Co. ? 3.751-
Leisure ESBSlapShot Brewing Co. ? 3.751-
MKE E.S.B.Milwaukee Brewing Company7.2041-
Sticky Wicket ESBNew Old Lompoc Brewery5.403.931-
Extra Special AleSunbeam Ales5.202.781-
Roaring RubyNaylor's Brewery4.703.831-
O-Ho-HoOtley Brewing Company5.003.51-
Old Bitter Ms. HavishamBooks & Brews6.4041-
Peak's ESBTwin Peaks Brewing & Malting Co.6.303.681-
ESB (Extra Special Bitter)JoBoy's Brew Pub5.203.51-
VolsungRudgate Brewery Limited5.003.751-
Bravo ZuluSummerskills Brewery5.003.51-
Blackwood BitterBlackwood Valley Brewing Company / The Cidery ? 41-
Heavy HorsesWest Berkshire Brewery Company4.803.251-
Adnams Barley MowAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.003.411-
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