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

The top rated beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB). | view more
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Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    WR Ratings
1Lord Rear Admiral
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.12362
2Naughty Hildegard ESB
Driftwood Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.174
3Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.062,475
4Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
4.0551
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
3.9697
7Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9493
8Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93413
9Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.9144
10XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.91139
11Great Lakes Moondog ESB
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.91192
12Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8846
13Oliver's ESB
Pratt Street Ale House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8846
14XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.10% ABV
3.88209
15Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.88558
16The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.87192
17Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87180
18Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.86227
19Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8640
20Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.86175
21Founders Empire Strikes Bitter
Founders Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.8544
22Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8583
2314* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.8557
24Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.851,507
25Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.84136
26Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8463
27Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.84141
28Batemans XXXB
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.83132
29Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.8382
30Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.83241
31Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.82191
32Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8264
33Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.81844
34La Vache Folle - ESB
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.889
35Boom Over Pow
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.7937
36ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7936
37Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.79288
38Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.79786
39Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.78521
40Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.78180
41McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.78115
42Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.77126
43Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77205
44Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7768
45Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.76122
46Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7636
47Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.762,215
48Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.7599
49Wilson Creek ESB
Olde Hickory Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7545
50Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7558
51Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.75701
52Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7550
53Phoenixx Double ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.74284
54Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74306
55Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.73108
56Harvest Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.731,060
57Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.73443
58Thames Welsh ESB
Felinfoel Brewery Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.72120
59Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.721,870
60Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.71567
61Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7152
62Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.7220
63ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.6940
64Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6942
65Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6965
66Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6853
67Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6858
68Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.68114
69Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.6768
70Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.67206
71Test ESB
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6655
72LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.66107
73Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.66207
74Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6645
75S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)
Atlantic Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6591
76Fegley's ESB
Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6565
77Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6539
78Farmington River Mahogany Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6464
792° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.641,083
80Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6357
81Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.63207
82Amber Ale
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6353
83Stone Cat E.S.B.
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6338
84Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6345
85Golden Sheep Pale Ale
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.70% ABV
3.6340
86E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6261
87Short's Autumn Ale
Short's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.62279
88Witchtree E.S.B.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6236
89Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.62198
90Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61630
91Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6691
92Meyer ESB
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.638
93Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.658
94ESB Special Ale
Ska Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.58355
95Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5770
96Monkman's Slaughter Ale
Cropton Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5775
9713 Rebels ESB
French Broad Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.56205
98Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Mill Street Brew Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.5659
99Extra Special Bitter
Moylan's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.5537
100ESB Amber
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.55101


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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