1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

The top rated beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB). | view more
You've rated 0 beers on this list.
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
4.12363
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
4.052,545
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
7Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93418
8Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9394
9XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.91138
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
1214* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.8774
13Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87228
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
16Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.87570
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
3.86194
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
3.85176
23Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8468
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
3.82246
31Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.82196
32Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8164
33Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.8902
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
3.79793
38Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.78183
39Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.78304
40Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.77527
41McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.77114
42Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77205
43Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.76124
44Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.75134
45Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7536
46Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7574
47Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.752,277
48Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7561
49Wilson Creek ESB
Olde Hickory Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7545
50Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7451
51Phoenixx Double ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.74289
52Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.7499
53Jack The Sipper
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7440
54Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74714
55Harvest Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.731,072
56Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.73110
57Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.73307
58Thames Welsh ESB
Felinfoel Brewery Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.72119
59Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.721,907
60Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.72448
61Harvest Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.7237
62ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.7147
63Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.752
64Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.7581
65Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.69240
66Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6943
67Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6955
68Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6868
69Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6759
70Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.67120
71Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.66212
72Smittytown
Temperance Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6637
73Test ESB
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6655
74LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.66108
75Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.6671
76Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6646
77Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.66208
782° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.641,140
79S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)
Atlantic Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6491
80Farmington River Mahogany Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6463
81Fegley's ESB
Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6464
82Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6439
83Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6458
84E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6365
85Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.63210
86Short's Autumn Ale
Short's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.63286
87Stone Cat E.S.B.
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6337
88Golden Sheep Pale Ale
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.70% ABV
3.6242
89Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6245
90Witchtree E.S.B.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6236
91Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61638
92Amber Ale
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6154
93Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61201
94Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.661
95Meyer ESB
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.641
96Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6700
97ESB Special Ale
Ska Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.58358
98Monkman's Slaughter Ale
Cropton Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5875
99Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5674
100Laughing Dog CSB
Laughing Dog Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.55128


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 3.69)
But enough nerd talk. Let's drink a beer!