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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 1259) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
ESBTree Brewing Beer Intitute5.504.351-
Old IntentionalDerby Brewing Company5.004.411-
Barrel Aged ESBSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.503.251-
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-
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-
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-
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-
Autonomous (Collaboration With 1884 Dock Street Kitchen)The Hop Studio5.003.51-
Wooden River ESBGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.541-
Sparky ' ESBThe Mitten Brewing Co.5.103.751-
Red Bull TerrierBarngates Brewery Limited4.803.621-
Alimony ESBBoathouse Brewpub & Restaurant ? 3.61-
Winchester ESBSycamore Brewing6.503.51-
Gentleman JamesShepherd Neame Ltd5.003.691-
SmokeEarth Eagle Brewings5.204.321-
Homesteaders ESBLost Province Brewing Co.5.4041-
Mompesson's GoldOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap5.203.851-
Burning TightropeCognition Brewing Company6.103.381-
Screw Craig, Katie's Your Cook (cask)OysterHouse Brewing Company5.804.321-
Coal Cracker ESBBreaker Brewing Company5.003.321-
Pagan Strong BitterGaudenbier Cervejaria Curitiba Ltda.5.803.51-
Ebb Tide ESBAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.103.591-
Afternoon TealightMoylan's Brewery5.803.541-
Beazle ESBWingman Brewers5.304.251-
Big Chief BitterGreen Mill Brewery5.503.921-
Lions Tale Wrekin RubyLions Tale Brewery4.603.491-
ESBPlank Town Brewing Company5.803.751-
Bad BoyCrooked Run Brewing5.503.51-
MarlowHunter's Brewing ? 3.51-
Bridge & Tunnel BitterHop Dogma Brewing Co.5.1031-
Shugborough Lordship's OwnTitanic Brewery5.203.951-
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