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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Style Examples - 1701 to 1750 (out of 1797) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
ESBBirra Godog5.8000
Bitter & BrownFalcon Brewing Co.5.6000
Hemisphere Hopper ESBSecond Street Brewery6.0000
Mackin' On AmberTunnel Vision Brewery at Pond Hill Farm4.6000
ESBBocas Brewery6.0000
Palo SantoSailfish Brewing Company5.4000
Falling Star Extra Special BitterGravity BrewWorks ? 00
Liquid Interview ESBFrisco Taphouse & Brewery6.3000
Harvest Moon Extra Special BitterSalt Spring Island Ales5.5000
DH (sort Of)Georgetown Brewing Company4.8000
Big HitterMorpeth Brewery & Beer Co.5.3000
Nor'EasternSailfish Brewing Company6.0000
EroicaBirrificio e birreria Turbacci5.8000
Blunt N'Bitter AleRogue Ales5.1000
Dog's BollocksWoodcreek Brewing Company5.6000
Extra Special BitterGlacier Brewhouse ? 00
ESBStoup Brewing6.5000
CrankESBBirdfish Brewing Company5.7000
Uncle LiarForest & Main Brewing Company5.2500
West of NehawkaScratchtown Brewing Company6.6000
Special BitterClarence & Fredericks4.6000
AutomobileOlde Salem Brewing Company6.1000
ESBairdBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom6.2000
Jetty Eddy ESBSailfish Brewing Company5.7000
British OffTapistry Brewing5.4000
ESBAphrodite's Rock Brewing Company5.0000
Special Summer BitterLibushi6.0000
Time Machine ESBSunriver Brewing Company5.8000
Fucking BitterBrew Pub Le Sec5.7000
Coração De LeãoVerace Cervejaria5.2000
No. 46 Foreign AffairGella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.6.6000
Hanging ToryDeath Of The Fox Brewing Company4.2000
Buxton / Arizona Wilderness Bitter RecognizeBuxton Brewery6.7000
Vintage 2014 ESBBristol Beer Factory6.6000
Exo ESBOrthocity Brewery & Smokehouse6.3000
Golden BitterSweetwater Brewery5.4000
Bitter BoyJoBoy's Brew Pub5.2000
Pub AleOl' Republic Brewery5.6000
1792 English BitterCabarrus Brewing Co.5.2000
Géante RougeL'Octant-Microbrasserie Inc.4.0000
ESBBrewster River Pub & Grill5.5000
Guppy's HammerTownshend Brewery5.5000
Hyde ParkBakunin Beer Cafe & Boutique5.0000
Rye'OnBirrificio Sottobisio6.0000
Green Mountain ESBMadCow Brewing Company4.7000
Escape E.S.B.Pumphouse Brewery6.5000
Eiger EnvySound to Summit Brewing5.3000
Honey RosemaryPumphouse Brewery6.5000
Take London!Bakunin Beer Cafe & Boutique5.8000
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