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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 Reviews | Hads
1Lord Rear Admiral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.13167 | 611
2Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
4.1236 | 54
3Naughty Hildegard ESB
Driftwood Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.1233 | 100
4Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.061,313 | 2,770
5Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
425 | 49
6Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9857 | 99
7E.S.B.
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9714 | 33
8Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9543 | 47
9Unchained #19 Make It So
Summit Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.9524 | 71
10Red Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Central City Brewers + Distillers
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.9545 | 109
11Great Lakes Moondog ESB
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.94140 | 194
12Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.94327 | 433
13Oliver's ESB
Pratt Street Ale House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.9428 | 47
14Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.9442 | 85
1514* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9222 | 139
16XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.9156 | 140
17Mitchell's Extra Special Bitter
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.9120 | 32
18Örebro Bitter
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.9113 | 32
19Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.91589 | 1,669
20Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.9119 | 186
21Beak's Best
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.911 | 34
22Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.952 | 86
23Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.89324 | 638
24Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8926 | 75
25XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.10% ABV
3.89147 | 220
26The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.89133 | 205
27Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.88164 | 240
28Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)
Brasserie Dunham
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8713 | 34
29Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8791 | 143
30Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.87129 | 179
31Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8722 | 50
32Barley's J. Scott Francis ESB
Barley's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.8611 | 12
33Old Marcus
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.8617 | 31
34Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.86148 | 269
35Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.86131 | 141
36Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8586 | 203
37Ski To Sea ESB
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8511 | 22
38Huvila E.S.B.
Malmgårdin Panimo
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.8416 | 29
39Batemans XXXB
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8497 | 135
4020 Year Storm
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 10.00% ABV
3.8312 | 40
41Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8337 | 75
42Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.83512 | 972
43Red Hill Hop Harvest Ale
Red Hill Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8215 | 20
44Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.8225 | 72
45Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8119 | 45
46La Vache Folle - ESB
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8163 | 99
47Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.8132 | 143
48Broken Paddle ESB
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.819 | 29
49McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.893 | 116
50Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.8423 | 856
51Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.79156 | 325
52Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.79124 | 193
53Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7935 | 177
54Postiljon
Jämtlands Bryggeri AB
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.7810 | 16
55Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.78354 | 540
56Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.78185 | 319
57Jack The Sipper
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7721 | 89
58ESB
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7719 | 42
59Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.77150 | 453
60Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77144 | 208
61Williams Red
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.7616 | 26
62Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.7646 | 111
63Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.7560 | 116
64Evensong
Durham Brewery Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7515 | 15
65Coast To Coastless Imperial ESB
Phillips Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.60% ABV
3.7514 | 29
66Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.7514 | 60
67Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7437 | 57
68Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74264 | 619
69ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.7313 | 70
70Voyageur Des Brumes
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.7312 | 22
71Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7225 | 54
72Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.721,058 | 2,488
73Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.7283 | 239
74Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.7239 | 131
75Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.7163 | 332
76Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.7112 | 45
77Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.7678 | 2,050
78Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.711 | 66
79Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.719 | 90
80Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6941 | 78
81Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.69119 | 306
82LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.6867 | 117
83Harvest Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.6814 | 40
84Tiger Best Bitter
Everards Brewery Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.20% ABV
3.6813 | 25
85Old Bob
T.D.Ridley & Sons Limited
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.6723 | 34
86Holgate ESB
Holgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.6726 | 36
87Fegley's ESB
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6730 | 69
882° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.67564 | 1,170
89Evil Twin & Beavertown "XXX Imperial Mild"
Evil Twin Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 9.50% ABV
3.6713 | 32
90Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6710 | 104
91Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.6620 | 88
92Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.66105 | 247
93Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6523 | 53
94Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.65387 | 727
95Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6528 | 51
96Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6429 | 43
97Brewhouse ESB
Royal Oak Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6411 | 18
98E.S.B.
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6310 | 15
99Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6337 | 59
100Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6373 | 216


How was this list calculated?

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

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

R = average rating for the beer = (Rating)
v = number of reviews for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum number of reviews required to be considered (currently 10)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.71)
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