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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 Ratings Score
Extra Special - ESB10 Barrel Brewing Co.6.2013.75
Warwick's Best Bitter10 Barrel Brewing Co.4.9023.54
ESB10th District Brewing Co.5.0023.88
Amber Sun Ale16 Mile Brewing Company6.101653.47
Steel Hands18th Street Brewery3.50353.72
Bruja-Ha ESB2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co.5.5000
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.8023.18
Lord And Master21st Amendment Brewery8.3033.4
Lord Rear Admiral3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.506464.13
Endless Summer Beer3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.8093.49
Endless Mountain3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.8033.51
Über Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing6.1063.85
English Extra Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing4.5033.07
Cap'n Long ESB300 Suns Brewing6.6043.93
33 Acres Of Courage33 Acres Brewing Co.5.6053.81
Razor Burn350 Brewing Co.5.7044.1
Rye E.S.B.4 Noses Brewing Company ? 13.58
4 Pines ESB4 Pines Brewing Company5.60333.65
The Answer Session Ale4204 Main Street Brewing Co.4.8053.63
The Paddlers' Pride5 Paddles Brewing Co.5.5053.89
Pacemaker ESB5 Seasons Westside ? 14
Spiders From Clive515 Brewing Company5.7033.79
Whapping Wharf7 cent Brewery5.5000
Reign Man ESB7 Seas Brewery and Taproom5.5034.69
Gundalow ESB7th Settlement Brewery5.9000
8 Days A Week8th Wonder Brewery5.5013.84
Sutton AleÀ L'Abordage Microbrasserie5.2000
Trout Lake ESBA-Frame Brewing Co.5.5000
BND (Bitch Next Door) ESBAbandon Brewing Co.3.8024.07
Propers Pub Ale PB&J InfusionAble Seedhouse + Brewery4.2013.72
Adnams BroadsideAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery6.304593.87
Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.501413.86
Adnams Barley MowAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.0013.4
Prop HopAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.0013.75
Freakin' On ESBAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse6.0033.26
Jack Tar 1850Agars Brewery4.5000
Jet City ESBAirways Brewing Company6.00113.69
Pennwood Harvest AleAldus Brewing Company6.5013.73
Anvil Ale ESBAleSmith Brewing Company5.506783.88
KatieAll Inn Brewing Co5.4000
Elora Special BitterAll or Nothing Brewhouse5.00243.21
Trafalgar ESBAll or Nothing Brewhouse5.00113.43
LycanthropyAlligator Brewing Company4.0000
EliasAlosta Brewing Co.5.4033.41
Fed, White And BrewAmerican Brewing Company ? 33.54
Oud FriendAmerican Solera4.0023.84
Bob's Your UncleAMMO Brewing6.0013.83
The ESBAmnesia Brewing5.50123.77
ESBAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 33.9
Ebb Tide ESBAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.1013.59
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