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
Extra Special - ESB10 Barrel Brewing Co.6.203.751-
Warwick's Best Bitter10 Barrel Brewing Co.4.903.542-
ESB10th District Brewing Co.5.00-0-
Amber Sun Ale16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.5116480
Churchyard21st Amendment Brewery7.802.852-
Lord And Master21st Amendment Brewery8.303.783-
Lord Rear Admiral3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.504.15636-
Endless Summer Beer3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.803.449-
Über Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing6.103.856-
English Extra Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing4.503.063-
Cap'n Long ESB300 Suns Brewing6.603.983-
33 Acres Of Courage33 Acres Brewing Co.5.60-5-
Razor Burn350 Brewing Co.5.704.14-
4 Pines ESB4 Pines Brewing Company5.603.6231-
The Paddlers' Pride5 Paddles Brewing Co.5.504.074-
Pacemaker ESB5 Seasons Westside ? 41-
Spiders From Clive515 Brewing Company5.70-3-
Whapping Wharf7 cent Brewery5.50-0-
Reign Man ESB7 Seas Brewery and Taproom5.504.632-
Sutton AleÀ L'Abordage Microbrasserie5.20-0-
BND (Bitch Next Door) ESBAbandon Brewing Co.3.804.072-
King Lionheart ESBAbbey Ridge Brewery & Tap Room5.70-0-
Propers Pub AleAble Seedhouse + Brewery4.204.187-
Adnams BroadsideAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery6.303.87276-
Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.503.8714196
Adnams Barley MowAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.003.41-
Prop HopAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.00-1-
Freakin' On ESBAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse6.003.453-
Jack Tar 1850Agars Brewery4.50-0-
Jet City ESBAirways Brewing Company6.003.6410-
Anvil Ale ESBAleSmith Brewing Company5.503.966692
KatieAll Inn Brewing Co5.40-0-
Alberta Unity Brew 2015Alley Kat Brewing Company5.403.637-
LycanthropyAlligator Brewing Company4.00-0-
EliasAlosta Brewing Co.5.403.473-
ESB Batch 102Altamont Brewing Company6.704.821-
Batch 131 ESBAltamont Brewing Company6.7041-
Julebryg 2015Amager Bryghus6.50-0-
Fed, White And BrewAmerican Brewing Company ? 3.63-
The ESBAmnesia Brewing5.503.7912-
ESBAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.93-
Ebb Tide ESBAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.103.591-
ESBAncestry Brewing5.50-0-
ESBAnderson School Brewery (McMenamins)5.40-1-
Belk's ESBAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.803.7854388
ESBAndrews Brewing Company7.20-0-
Ljuva Livets Ängöl (ÄSB)Ängöl5.803.688-
Juliga Livets ÄngölÄngöl6.50-1-
Bases LoadedAntietam Brewery & Restaurant6.00-4-
ESBAphrodite's Rock Brewing Company5.00-0-
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