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Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

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Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    WR Ratings
1Lord Rear Admiral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.12364
2Naughty Hildegard ESB
Driftwood Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.175
3Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.052,572
4Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
4.0451
5Blue Point Extra Special Bitter
Blue Point Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9737
6Red Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Central City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.95105
7Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9395
8Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93420
9XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.92138
10Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.9144
11Great Lakes Moondog ESB
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9192
12Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.88576
13Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87229
14Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8746
15Oliver's ESB
Pratt Street Ale House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8746
1614* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.8784
17Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87182
18XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.10% ABV
3.86212
19The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.86195
20Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8641
21Founders Empire Strikes Bitter
Founders Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.8547
22Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.85177
23Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8469
24Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.84138
25Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.841,535
26Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8384
27Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.83140
28Batemans XXXB
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.82132
29Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.8282
30Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.82247
31Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.82198
32Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8165
33Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.8912
34La Vache Folle - ESB
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7991
35Boom Over Pow
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.7938
36ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7936
37Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.79800
38Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.78183
39McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.78114
40Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.77532
41Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.77310
42Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.77128
43Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7737
44ESB
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7736
45Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77205
46Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.76144
47Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7677
48Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7563
49Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.752,318
50Wilson Creek ESB
Olde Hickory Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7545
51Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)
Tröegs Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.7541
52Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7551
53Phoenixx Double ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.74292
54Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74720
55Jack The Sipper
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7444
56Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.74103
57Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74308
58Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.73112
59Harvest Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.731,077
60Thames Welsh ESB
Felinfoel Brewery Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.72119
61Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.721,933
62Harvest Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.7237
63Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.72448
64ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.7151
65Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.752
66Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.7592
67Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.69242
68Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6955
69Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6968
70Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6844
71Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6859
72Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.6772
73Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.67120
74Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.67216
75LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.66109
76Smittytown
Temperance Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6644
77Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6647
78Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.66208
79Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.66280
802° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.641,152
81S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)
Atlantic Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6492
82Farmington River Mahogany Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6463
83Fegley's ESB
Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6464
84Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6458
85E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6366
86Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6342
87Short's Autumn Ale
Short's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.63288
88Stone Cat E.S.B.
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6338
89Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.62212
90Witchtree E.S.B.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6237
91Golden Sheep Pale Ale
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.70% ABV
3.6243
92Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6245
93Amber Ale
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6255
94Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61641
95Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.6163
96Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61201
97Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6704
98Meyer ESB
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.5943
99ESB Special Ale
Ska Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.58362
100Monkman's Slaughter Ale
Cropton Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5875


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user ratings and normalizes scores based on the number of ratings for each beer.

The general statistical formula is:
weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average (mean) rating for the beer = (Rating)
v = number of ratings for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum ratings required to be considered (currently 36)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.7)
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