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

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Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    WR Ratings
1Naughty Hildegard ESB
Driftwood Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.1180
2Lord Rear Admiral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.11513
3Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.062,623
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
3.93423
8Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9395
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
3.9146
11Great Lakes Moondog ESB
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9192
12Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87232
13Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8746
14Oliver's ESB
Pratt Street Ale House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8746
15Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.87588
1614* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.87102
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
3.86213
19The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.85196
20Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8544
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
3.8472
24Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.84140
25Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.841,546
26Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.83255
27Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.8384
28Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.82140
29Batemans XXXB
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.82133
30Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8285
31Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.82200
32Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8166
33Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.8919
34La Vache Folle - ESB
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7993
35Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.79812
36ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7836
37Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.78184
38Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.77534
39McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.77116
40Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.77132
41Red Nose ESB
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.7740
42Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77207
43ESB
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7738
44Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.76317
45Jack The Sipper
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7655
46Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7639
47Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.75159
48Phoenixx Double ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.75309
49Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.752,363
50Wilson Creek ESB
Olde Hickory Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7445
51Scratch Beer 167 - 2014 (ESB)
Tröegs Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.7442
52Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7469
53Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7451
54Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7483
55Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.73310
56Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.73104
57Harvest Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.731,086
58Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.73112
59Thames Welsh ESB
Felinfoel Brewery Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.72119
60Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.721,967
61Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.72450
62Harvest Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.7137
63Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.71600
64ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.7155
65Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.754
66Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.69264
67Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6871
68Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6859
69Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6745
70Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6759
71Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.67122
72Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.6676
73LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.66111
74Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.65209
75Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.65225
76Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.65285
77Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6547
78Smittytown
Temperance Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6550
792° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.641,160
80S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)
Atlantic Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6492
81Farmington River Mahogany Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6463
82Fegley's ESB
Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6464
83Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6358
84Short's Autumn Ale
Short's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.63292
85Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6343
86Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.62214
87Stone Cat E.S.B.
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6238
88Golden Sheep Pale Ale
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.70% ABV
3.6243
89Witchtree E.S.B.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6237
90Amber Ale
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6156
91Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.61652
92Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.6166
93Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6147
94Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.6201
95Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.59712
96Meyer ESB
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.5943
97ESB Special Ale
Ska Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.58368
98Monkman's Slaughter Ale
Cropton Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5775
99Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5678
100St. Charles Extra Special Bitter
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.5549


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 35)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.68)
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