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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
4.1172
3Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.062,444
4Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
4.0450
5Blue Point Extra Special Bitter
Blue Point Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9837
6Red Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Central City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.9793
7Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.9591
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
3.9244
10XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.92137
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
3.8845
14XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.10% ABV
3.88207
15Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.88551
16Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87225
17Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.87180
18Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8640
19The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.86190
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
3.8644
22Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8582
23Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8560
24Tallgrass Oasis
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.85490
2514* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.8554
26Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.851,475
27Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.84135
28Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.84140
29Batemans XXXB
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.83131
30Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.8381
31Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8262
32Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.82234
33Alaskan ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.82188
34Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
Heavy Seas Beer
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.82816
35La Vache Folle - ESB
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.888
36Schlafly Winter ESB
The Schlafly Tap Room
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.8279
37ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7936
38Boom Over Pow
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.7936
39Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.79177
40Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.79780
41McNeill's Extra Special Bitter
McNeill's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.79114
42Belk's ESB
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.80% ABV
3.78518
43Seven Giraffes
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7856
44Public Ale
Community Beer Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.7764
45Minaret Extra Special Bitter
Cigar City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.77122
46Steel Wheels ESB
Blue Mountain Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.77119
47Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³
Rock Art Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 8.00% ABV
3.77203
48Tower ESB
Bull & Bush Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7636
49Wilson Creek ESB
Olde Hickory Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.7545
50Drake's Amber Ale
Drake's Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.7596
51Hobgoblin
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.752,163
52Jennings Sneck Lifter
Jennings Brothers PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.10% ABV
3.7549
53Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.75692
54Phoenixx Double ESB
Real Ale Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.75283
55Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.74298
56Theakston XB
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.73108
57Harvest Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.731,055
58Sweetwater Motor Boat
SweetWater Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.73442
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
3.721,846
61Extra Special Ale (ESA)
Yards Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.71558
62Portsmouth Extra Special Bitter
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.7152
63ESB
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.10% ABV
3.737
64Bitter Druid ESB
Sun King Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.742
65Green Man ESB
Green Man Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.69210
66Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6956
67Velvet ESB
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6951
68Best Bitter
Picaroons Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.6864
69Bishops Finger
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.68201
70LunaSea ESB
Empyrean Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.67106
71Spin Cycle Red Ale
No-Li Brewhouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.67110
72Full Sail ESB
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.67203
73Test ESB
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6754
74Blue Bell Bitter
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6645
75Minnesota Special Bitter
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.6665
76S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)
Atlantic Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.6590
77Farmington River Mahogany Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.6563
78Fegley's ESB
Bethlehem Brew Works
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6564
79Boréale Cuivrée
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.90% ABV
3.6539
802° Below Winter Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.641,069
81Stone Cat E.S.B.
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.6437
82Dragonmead Sir William's ESB
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.6456
83Exile ESB
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.63203
84Amber Ale
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.80% ABV
3.6352
85Golden Sheep Pale Ale
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.70% ABV
3.6340
86Dogbite Bitter
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV
3.6345
87E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.6257
88Short's Autumn Ale
Short's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.75% ABV
3.62271
89Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.62197
90Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.62626
91Shipyard Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.61684
92Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale
Shepherd Neame Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.657
93Meyer ESB
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.637
94Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.5966
95ESB Special Ale
Ska Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.70% ABV
3.58354
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
3.57198
98Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)
Mill Street Brew Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.5659
99St. Charles Extra Special Bitter
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.5548
100Extra Special Bitter
Moylan's Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.5536


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 3.71)
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