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 1655) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
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
Exeter Old BitterExe Valley Brewery4.8013.36
Ms, Havisham's PorridgeBooks & Brews6.0013.52
FenwickCollusion Tap Works5.1013.5
Monty Python Holy GrailL'Espace Public-Brasseurs de quartier6.0013.75
Dyanic RationalElevation Beer Co.6.5014
ESBMenace Brewing5.2013.38
Davy Jones' Premium BitterOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap5.0013.75
Overlord's ESB AleFolklore Brewing & Meadery5.8014.58
Imperial ESBTrinity Brewhouse7.3013.42
Runkin DramblingsPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub5.8013.44
Dragon's GoldFlying Fish Brewing Company5.5013.75
RuneFyne Ales Ltd3.5013.88
Bitter Brewer ESBFaction Brewing5.6014.09
Pax BrittanicaDog Money Restaurant & Brewery4.8013.77
Pacemaker ESB5 Seasons Westside ? 14
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