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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1531) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Batemans XXXBGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery4.803.85139-
Saranac ESBMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3413860
Lancaster BomberDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.403.4413780
Spin Cycle Red AleNo-Li Brewhouse5.753.7113383
Laughing Dog CSBLaughing Dog Brewing5.503.5113280
Public AleCommunity Beer Company5.503.5412972
ESB AmberSaugatuck Brewing Company5.503.36128-
Jack The SipperSouthern Prohibition Brewing5.003.7123-
LunaSea ESBEmpyrean Brewing Company6.303.69122-
Arcadia Thunder TrailArcadia Brewing Company6.003.5121-
Thames Welsh ESBFelinfoel Brewery Co.6.503.74121-
McNeill's Extra Special BitterMcNeill's Brewery5.503.8118-
Theakston XBT & R Theakston Ltd.4.603.7511887
Old HookyHook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.4.603.72117-
Old ManTree House Brewing Company5.403.97114-
Naughty Hildegard ESBDriftwood Brewery6.504.22114-
Drake's Amber AleDrake's Brewing Co.5.903.77113-
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB AleCrazy Mountain Brewing Company6.003.6105-
Red AleLumberyard Brewing Company5.803.56105-
La Vache Folle - ESBMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.003.85103-
Twist Of Fate Bitter AleMoonlight Brewing Company5.604.03100-
Minnesota Special BitterBadger Hill Brewing Company5.703.795-
S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter Ale)Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ5.503.619483
Extra Special Bitter AleClimax Brewing Company5.503.9488-
Victory ESBVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.253.9986-
Best BitterPicaroons Traditional Ales5.203.6982-
1698 Kentish Strong AleShepherd Neame Ltd6.503.5481-
Russell Blood Alley BitterRussell Brewing Company5.503.9681-
GemBath Ales Ltd4.803.8680-
Monkman's Slaughter AleCropton Brewery6.003.497586
Seven GiraffesWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.103.8675-
SmittytownTemperance Beer Co.4.803.4974-
Amber AleDry Dock Brewing Co.5.803.6274-
ESBCore Brewing & Distilling Co.6.103.7372-
Velvet ESBHopworks Urban Brewery5.203.6971-
Fegley's ESBFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works5.403.6669-
Big Rig BitterDeschutes Brewery6.003.966-
Farmington River Mahogany AleIpswich Ale Brewery ? 3.6463-
Dragonmead Sir William's ESBDragonmead Microbrewery4.803.6162-
Renewale - 2013 Extra Special BitterNinkasi Brewing Company5.803.7661-
Green's Discovery Amber AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers6.002.475974
Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)Mill Street Brew Pub4.603.4859-
Martha's Vineyard AleBad Martha Brewing Co.5.303.4459-
Dogbite BitterThe Vermont Pub & Brewery5.403.6358-
Jennings Sneck LifterJennings Brothers PLC5.103.7458-
Lake Placid Leaping Cow ESBLake Placid Craft Brewing Company6.503.3857-
Blue Bell BitterMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.403.6355-
Portsmouth Hop Harvest #2Portsmouth Brewery6.004.2354-
Portsmouth Extra Special BitterPortsmouth Brewery6.003.7354-
Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.503.9652-
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