1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Most Popular Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

The top rated beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB). (view more examples)
You've rated 0 beers on this list.
Most Popular Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    WR Ratings
1Naughty Hildegard ESB
Driftwood Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.2372
2Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2
Portsmouth Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
4.1850
3Lord Rear Admiral
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
4.15360
4Blue Point Extra Special Bitter
Blue Point Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
4.1237
5E.S.B.
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
4.0924
6Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.072,423
7Great Lakes York Street Bitter
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
4.0428
8Red Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Central City Brewing
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
4.0393
9Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
4.0144
10Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
Moonlight Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
4.0189
11Örebro Bitter
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.9725
12HMS Victory ESB
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.9621
13Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9646
14Oliver's ESB
Pratt Street Ale House
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.9644
15XX Bitch Creek
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.50% ABV
3.95135
16Great Lakes Moondog ESB
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.95191
17Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.94412
18Independence ESB
Independence Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.9421
19Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.9340
20Founders Empire Strikes Bitter
Founders Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.20% ABV
3.9244
21Mitchell's Extra Special Bitter
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.927
22Extra Special Bitter Ale
Climax Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.981
23Russell Blood Alley Bitter
Russell Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.959
24XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.10% ABV
3.9207
2514* ESB
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.60% ABV
3.8949
26Beast Bitter
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.89225
27Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.30% ABV
3.89180
28Anvil Ale ESB
AleSmith Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.89550
29Huvila E.S.B.
Malmgårdin Panimo
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.20% ABV
3.8826
30The Wise ESB
Elysian Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
3.88190
31Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.88175
32Old Marcus
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.8828
33The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
The People's Pint
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8832
34Cambridge House Old Mill Pond ESB
The Cambridge House Brewpub
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.8714
35Hoptopsy ESB
Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.60% ABV
3.8712
36Victory ESB
Victory Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.25% ABV
3.8781
37Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Propeller Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.87134
38Willimantic Anytown USA A.S.B.
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.90% ABV
3.8611
39Ski To Sea ESB
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8618
40Rattlesnake ESB
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.50% ABV
3.8610
41Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.50% ABV
3.86140
42Tallgrass Oasis
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 7.20% ABV
3.86490
43Batemans XXXB
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.86131
44Elton's ESB
Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.8612
45Barley's J. Scott Francis ESB
Barley's Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.8511
46Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.70% ABV
3.851,452
47Blue Heron Extra Special Bitter
The Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.50% ABV
3.8510
48Bridge Brew Ale
Bridge Brew Works LLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.56% ABV
3.8415
49Gem
Bath Ales Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.80% ABV
3.8461
50Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)
Brasserie Dunham
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.00% ABV
3.8430


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of member ratings (not hand-picked) 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

where:

R = average rating for the beer
v = number of votes (ratings) for the beer
m = minimum ratings required to be considered (currently 10)
C = the mean across the current list (currently 3.67)

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