Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Description:
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 - 651 to 700 (out of 1612) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Hair Of The Dog ESBTampa Bay Brewing Co.5.503.663-
Sea Trials: English Bitter W/ Brett DreiDevil's Purse Brewing Co.5.504.233-
Curmudgeon ESBGrand River Brewing6.5043-
Berkshire ESBBerkshire Brewing Company Inc. ? 3.363-
Harvest AleFigure 8 Brewing7.003.093-
ESB (Extra Special Blizzard)Snowshoe Brewing Company6.003.483-
English Special BitterInbound BrewCo4.403.873-
Milford Pub AleRiver's Edge Brewing Co5.403.413-
Lord And Master21st Amendment Brewery8.303.783-
English Extra Special Bitter3 Ravens Brewing4.503.063-
Birrozza La RossaBirrificio Leverano5.502.463-
Amberlicious ESBFive Seasons North ? 4.063-
StronghartMcMullen & Sons, Ltd.7.003.43-
Mighty Big ESBBeaver Creek Brewery6.003.923-
Bitter Bitch ESBPortneuf Valley Brewing ? 3.953-
Watchtower Tea Time Earl GreyWolf's Ridge Brewing5.203.863-
Blackwell's ESBThree Notch'd Brewing Company5.603.233-
Anglican Extra Special BitterChurch Street Brewing Company6.003.913-
IronhideButcher's Brewing6.503.173-
ESBWop's Hops Brewing Company5.703.23-
MervisiaBirrificio Civale6.203.733-
Buoy ESBBuoy Beer Company6.004.063-
Lionheart ESBHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.6.403.793-
Black Forest ESBBlack Forest Brew Haus5.703.593-
NewtonianGravity Brewing5.703.773-
RevolutionRockwell Brewery6.003.63-
ESB 6Deans Brothers Brewing Co.6.004.013-
Let It ESBThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery ? 3.143-
Picadilly PaleUnion Brewing Company5.803.583-
Expedition ESBBackcountry Brewery5.303.963-
Freakin' On ESBAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse6.003.453-
Extra Special BitterDangerous Man Brewing5.003.73-
Front Street BitterDiamond Knot Brewery6.003.223-
The ManchestererNoble Ale Works4.503.923-
Farmstead ESBLancaster Brewing Company5.003.393-
Temple Extra Special BitterTemple Brewing Company5.403.213-
E.S.B.Mad Anthony Brewing Company ? 3.593-
Slap & Tickle ESBCopper Club Brewing Company6.403.973-
Old Fashioned 14* ESBBent Paddle Brewing Co.5.603.713-
Ringwood Dark AleRingwood Brewery5.003.53-
Phantom ESBPhantom Ales, Cider, & Cellar6.603.253-
Sharp's SpecialSharp's Brewery5.203.573-
Orbit ESBEquinox Brewing Company5.403.823-
Extraterrestrial Space BeerIntergalactic Brewing Co.5.704.073-
EliasAlosta Brewing Co.5.403.473-
PreachyNew Anthem Beer Project ? 3.473-
Biopiracy Best BitterFalling Sky Brewing4.603.673-
The English MildHooDoo Brewing4.003.463-
Jacobsen Pale AleCarlsberg Danmark A/S6.402.83-
Endless Mountain3 Guys & A Beer'd Brewing Company4.803.513-
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