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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 1084) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
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-
ESBHay Camp Brewing Company3.803.251-
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)Second Street Brewery5.503.631-
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-
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-
Lon's Extra Special BitterBig Rig Brewery5.203.211-
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 Brewery4.803.651-
Seven Stone WeaklingLymestone Brewery4.703.681-
ESB With PeachesYes Face Beer Company ? 3.791-
MoonKissingate Brewery4.803.081-
ESBRed Truck Beer Company Ltd. ? 3.261-
1492Elliott Bay Brewing Co. ? 3.711-
Leisure ESBSlapShot Brewing Co. ? 3.751-
MKE E.S.B.Milwaukee Brewing Company7.2041-
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