Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

ESBs are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character, but nothing overpowering. Color range will be similar, though leaning towards the darker end of the scale; dark golds to copper. Low carbonation. Malts tend to be more pronounced, often toasty and fruity, with maybe some notes diacetyl. And despite "bitter" being in its name, ESBs are not really all that bitter. They key to an ESB is balance.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg > Ratings Bros
Anniversary ESBLorelei Brewing Company6.0051-
Crystal Bitter AleNo-Li Brewhouse5.754.851-
ESB Batch 102UpCountry Brewing Co.6.704.821-
Dix Special BitterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill ? 4.761-
Reign Man ESB7 Seas Brewery and Taproom5.504.763-
ESB (Extra Special Bitter)Hillman Beer6.104.751-
E.S.B.Crying Eagle7.004.681-
Aye SB Extra Special BitterCOAST Brewing Company5.804.632-
Overlord's ESB AleFolklore Brewing & Meadery5.804.581-
Samurye BowtieETX Brewing Co.5.704.51-
Stuff Dutch People LikeOdd Otter Brewing Company ? 4.492-
Us And ThemVail Brewing Co.5.504.481-
Citra E.S.B.Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant6.204.451-
Cask ESBGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)5.754.424-
Old IntentionalDerby Brewing Company5.004.411-
Extra Smooth Brown (ESB) AleBrotherton Brewing Company4.304.396-
Double Chin Wag ESB Aged In Laws Whiskey BarrelsHogshead Brewery ? 4.391-
Let It ESB [4:01]The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery ? 4.371-
BestThe Bollington Brewing Co.4.204.371-
ESBTree Brewing Beer Institute5.504.351-
Pub's Moose Tale AleShort's Brewing Company ? 4.355-
Flash Flood ESBMia & Pia's Pizzeria And Brewhouse4.804.341-
ESBBe Right Back Brewing Company (BRB Co.)5.404.336-
SmokeEarth Eagle Brewings5.204.321-
Screw Craig, Katie's Your Cook (cask)OysterHouse Brewing Company5.804.321-
Weeping Willow AleElk Brewing ? 4.321-
Sailor Hägar's Lohin's E.S.B.Sailor Hägar's Brewpub5.604.313-
TrollbridgeYpsi Alehouse5.504.313-
SarcasmoKrug Bier6.004.32-
ESBOffshore Ale Company ? 4.34-
Fox And Furnace AleTrimtab Brewing Company ? 4.35-
Tawny No 3The Marble Arch5.704.31-
Horsethief English BitterBig Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.6.004.292-
The Runner UpStaas Brewing Company5.004.294-
Art Chantry's Imperial Bitter AleThree Magnets Brewing8.204.275-
Winter Warmer ESBRocky Point Artisan Brewers (RPAB)7.204.271-
Hoptopsy ESBBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.604.2612-
ESBCannonball Creek Brewing Company4.804.261-
Downtown BrownYpsi Alehouse6.104.251-
ESBBellpenny Brewing Company5.804.251-
WendigoBrasserie Artisanale Albion5.004.251-
Ruby WitchMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd4.604.251-
ProtagonistBarrier Brewing Company9.104.255-
The Baron's ForgeHammerHeart Brewing Company7.504.247-
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2438-
Eoff St. ESBWheeling Brewing Company4.604.232-
ESBDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery4.904.238-
Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2Portsmouth Brewery6.004.2354-
Independence ESBIndependence Brewing Co.6.004.2221-
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