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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 1129) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Meridiano ØBirrificio Del Forte5.004.071-
Idle LandlordThe Idle Brewery4.603.131-
Uncle Bucks Potter's ESBUncle Buck's Brewery & Steakhouse ? 41-
Steve's Biscuits And HoneyCape May Brewing Company6.003.691-
Pemaquid West Quoddy AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company6.5031-
CribynBreconshire Brewery4.502.21-
Redhook Geno's AleRedhook Ale Brewery ? 3.831-
Empire AleLiverpool Organic Brewery5.304.031-
Big River ESBUkiah Brewing Co.6.103.781-
Holiday Spiced ESBNewport Beach Brewing Company ? 3.551-
Goldfinger ESBRiver City Brewing Co. ? 3.51-
Hoodoo Voodoo AleBrown's Brewing Company5.253.191-
Quick Brown Fox ESBWellington County Brewery6.003.861-
Garden Gnome ESB IPAIechyd Da Brewing Company5.403.751-
Et Tu Brutus?Derventio Brewery Limited4.502.651-
Clock EndSmall Batch Beer Co.5.303.51-
Dark And DeliciousCorvedale Brewery4.603.581-
Kentish ReserveWhitstable Brewery5.004.071-
Plan BBrewers Union Local 1805.301.751-
Suzy's ESBRiepstine's Pub6.003.751-
Hydes AtomicHydes Brewery Ltd4.903.461-
Broughs SuperiorBroughs5.803.571-
Teignworthy Climate ChangeTeignworthy Brewery5.003.661-
BE ESBBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery ? 3.81-
Port St. BitterIntracoastal Brewing Company4.503.51-
Very Special BitterMaumee Bay Brewing Company ? 3.951-
Bricks And MortarPhantom Canyon Brewing Company ? 4.291-
Little GDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom5.803.211-
Longshanks English ESBJunkyard Brewing Company5.2041-
Goofy Foot - Extra Special BitterThree Barrel Brewing Co.5.153.51-
Cathedral Great TomMilestone Brewing Company5.003.681-
Merman XXXThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.803.51-
Roman Empire Strikes BackZio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub8.503.51-
Haut ClocherBrasserie Artisanale Le Saint Graal5.5041-
Winter Warmer ESBRocky Point Artisan Brewers7.204.271-
Highbury Strong BitterBurnside Brewing Co.5.803.271-
Sawtooth With El Dorado HopsLeft Hand Brewing Company5.303.751-
Ryetly OakedFormer Future Brewing Company6.703.851-
Extrabeerestrial ESBLoowit Brewing Company5.803.751-
Straight Outta ChiswickBlue Mountain Brewery4.403.981-
Inspector SpacetimeAustin Beerworks5.4031-
ESBSmiling Samoyed Brewery5.003.251-
AmarantoBirrificio Artigianale Zimella5.802.921-
2 Finger PourOrlison Brewing Co.8.004.121-
Truman XXX MildHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room8.504.151-
Extra Ordinary BitterDay Block Brewing Company7.003.781-
Demons EyeElland Brewery5.203.651-
Sedgley SurpriseBeacon Hotel (Sarah Hughes Brewery)5.003.821-
Henry's Station ESBPikes Peak Brewing Company ? 3.521-
Cossab BitterCerveceria Cossab5.003.561-
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