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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 1093) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Teignworthy Climate ChangeTeignworthy Brewery5.003.661-
BE ESBBlue Tractor BBQ & Brewery ? 3.81-
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-
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-
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)Second Street Brewery5.503.631-
2 Finger PourOrlison Brewing Co.8.004.121-
Truman XXX MildHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room8.504.151-
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-
Tawny No 3The Marble Arch5.704.31-
House Ale - Barrel #1 - Batch #1Foggy Noggin Brewing6.304.171-
Ruby WitchMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd4.604.251-
ESBStadium Brewing Company ? 3.091-
Chapped Hyde Strong BitterMother Earth Brew Co.6.503.321-
Mt. Hood ESBRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.981-
LokiPat O'Hara Brewing Company5.003.361-
Old BitchBrassneck Brewery4.503.51-
Ethel The Frog ESBBrewery Terra Firma5.503.51-
Headmaster's Christmas SermonMordue Brewery5.203.641-
Citra E.S.B.Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant6.204.451-
TrooperFrederic Robinson Limited4.703.51-
Dragon's BreathThe Plassey Brewery6.004.021-
Poppycock2kids Brewing Company6.403.751-
Bayonet ESBNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. ? 3.741-
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 ? 3.681-
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-
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