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
Puddlers Row ESBConshohocken Brewing Company5.403.7853-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9652-
Imperial RedWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.6352-
Golden Sheep Pale AleBlack Sheep Brewery PLC4.703.5550-
Wilson Creek ESBOlde Hickory Brewery ? 3.795093
St. Charles Extra Special BitterWynkoop Brewing Company ? 3.4749-
EnvyCircle Brewing Company4.803.0849-
ESBBomber Brewing5.203.8148-
Dorothy Goodbody's Our GlassWye Valley Brewery6.003.4148-
Oliver's ESBPratt Street Ale House6.004.0148-
Old IzaakWhim Ales5.004.014789
ESBBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro ? 3.84792
Founders Empire Strikes BitterFounders Brewing Company6.20447-
Tower ESBBull & Bush Brewery6.003.8947-
Extra EasyTennessee Brew Works5.253.8946-
Rockaway ESBRockaway Brewing Company6.403.6946-
Meyer ESBThirsty Bear Brewing Company6.303.5745-
Red Nose ESBBell's Brewery, Inc.5.903.9845-
Witchtree E.S.B.Fitger's Brewhouse ? 3.5244-
Bitter Druid ESBSun King Brewing Company5.803.7144-
Boréale CuivréeBrasseurs Du Nord Inc.6.903.6243-
1327 Pod's ESBBlue Blood Brewery5.603.142-
ESBOther Half Brewing Co.6.003.8841-
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.003.6641-
Parapet ESBNorthgate Brewing5.603.9141-
Extra Special BitterMoylan's Brewery5.003.4440-
ESBReal Ale Brewing Company5.503.8139-
Uproot ESBTwin Leaf Brewery5.803.6639-
Stone Cat E.S.B.Ipswich Ale Brewery5.603.553880
Blue Point Extra Special BitterBlue Point Brewing Company5.004.2438-
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)Brasserie Dunham6.00437-
Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESBNickel Brook Brewing Co.5.503.5937-
Holgate ESBHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel5.003.6636-
ESBBlack Mesa Brewing Co. ? 3.6336-
ESBHigh Cotton Brewing Co.6.203.8736-
Mitchell's Extra Special BitterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.203.9935-
Steel Hands18th Street Brewery3.503.835-
Beak's BestNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.004.0835-
E.S.B.Broad Ripple Brew Pub5.604.1635-
Heron AleNashoba Valley Brewery5.203.1435-
Old MarcusMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.603.9334-
Deep RootsThree Weavers Brewing Company5.203.8334-
Treasure Chest ESBSchmohz Brewing Company5.303.2434-
Old BobT.D.Ridley & Sons Limited5.103.6634-
Örebro BitterNärke Kulturbryggeri AB5.904.0533-
MarshmellowOxfordshire Ales4.703.3133-
Fireside ESBThe Collingwood Brewery5.803.8433-
The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)The People's Pint5.5043399
4 Pines ESB4 Pines Brewing Company5.603.6132-
Broken Paddle ESBMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.203.8532-
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