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 - 951 to 1000 (out of 1692) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Samuel Adams ESBBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.2523.38
Elevation ESBBeach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant5.0023.67
Gone FishingGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern5.5023.88
Buckerfield's ESBSwans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery5.0023.29
WarriorEvan Evans Brewery4.6023.52
Figgenfennel ESBBand of Bohemia6.7023.61
Hop'sss Marie-MagdeleineBrasserie Le Paradis6.0023.7
London SignatureRoyal Docks Brewing Company6.0023.65
ESBUpslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill5.5023.38
Comfortably NumbTriple fff Brewing Company5.0023.91
1492Elliott Bay Brewing Co. ? 23.85
Barrel Aged Smittytown with Balaton CherriesTemperance Beer Co.7.5023.95
MKE E.S.B.Milwaukee Brewing Company7.2023.68
Devil's Canoe E.S.B.Situation Brewing4.5023.67
Sigtuna Extra Sigtuna BitterSigtuna Brygghus5.6023.56
Roman EmpireChimera Brewing6.0023.02
Old Bitter Ms. HavishamBooks & Brews6.4023
ESB (Extra Special Bitter)JoBoy's Brew Pub5.2023.07
Amber #2 (ESB)Salish Sea Brewing Co.5.2024
Quid Hoc Sibi VultBrewers Union Local 1804.6024.22
TeetotalerBrookeville Beer Farm5.2523.99
Old Trafford ESBFillmore 13 Brewery5.0023.43
Bitter BeeBee's Knees Brewpub ? 23.36
No Hockey, Especially BitterBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.0023.88
Poppy OtterOtter Brewery Ltd5.0013.65
Never Mind The Kent HopsThe Bohemia / London Brewing Co.5.3013.87
ESBKilowatt Brewing5.0013.78
Brexit ESBAspetuck Brew Lab6.2013.69
Fuggley ESBRök House Brewing Company6.5013.31
Silly RuckerThe Backyard Brewhouse4.6013.69
Pond CrosserLoudoun Brewing Co.6.3013.67
Apple-Cinnamon ESBDiamond Knot Brewery ? 13.42
Mallard's LandingNoble Stein Brewing Company5.8014.04
White ChristmasDerby Brewing Company5.5013.54
Captain's ESBStaunton River Brewing Company5.1013.74
Hash Tag ESBSouris River Brewing5.5013.75
Dix Special BitterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill ? 14.76
Wellie's ESBShuBrew5.5013.64
Second Watch ESBRockford Brewing Company6.5013.75
Nail ESBNail Brewing Australia Pty Ltd5.5013.38
Witch HuntMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd4.8013.35
Petrichor ESBThe Very Nice Brewing Company ? 11.72
Jack's ESBJack's Brewing Company ? 13.6
English Strong BitterCushwa Brewing Company5.5013.84
E.S.B.Ellicottville Brewing Co.4.8013.58
The BollocksScottsdale Beer Company5.6012.79
BrexitBlack Flag Brewing Company5.6013.75
Sawtooth With Columbus HopsLeft Hand Brewing Company5.3014
Deuces WildMother Earth Brew Co.5.4013.2
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