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 1581) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Dix Special BitterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill ? 4.761-
Wellie's ESBShuBrew5.503.641-
Second Watch ESBRockford Brewing Company6.503.751-
Nail ESBNail Brewing Australia Pty Ltd5.503.381-
Witch HuntMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd4.803.351-
Petrichor ESBThe Very Nice Brewing Company ? 1.721-
Jack's ESBJack's Brewing Company ? 3.61-
English Strong BitterCushwa Brewing Company5.503.841-
E.S.B.Ellicottville Brewing Co.4.803.581-
The BollocksScottsdale Beer Company5.602.791-
BrexitBlack Flag Brewing Company5.603.751-
Sawtooth With Columbus HopsLeft Hand Brewing Company5.3041-
Deuces WildMother Earth Brew Co.5.403.21-
E.S.B. (on Chinook And Cluster)Jersey Girl Brewing Company6.703.941-
The Answer Session Ale4204 Main Street Brewing Co.4.803.691-
Exeter Old BitterExe Valley Brewery4.803.361-
Ms, Havisham's PorridgeBooks & Brews6.003.521-
FenwickCollusion Tap Works5.103.51-
Monty Python Holy GrailL'Espace Public-Brasseurs de quartier6.003.751-
ESBMenace Brewing5.203.381-
Davy Jones' Premium BitterOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap5.003.751-
Overlord's ESB AleFolklore Brewing & Meadery5.804.581-
Imperial ESBTrinity Brewhouse7.303.421-
Runkin DramblingsPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub5.803.441-
Dragon's GoldFlying Fish Brewing Company5.503.751-
Chimney Rock ESBKinkaider Brewing Co.6.303.751-
RuneFyne Ales Ltd3.503.881-
Pax BrittanicaDog Money Restaurant & Brewery4.803.771-
Pacemaker ESB5 Seasons Westside ? 41-
Blackmarket ESBSnoTown Brewery4.803.621-
Extra Special BitterLe Cheval Blanc5.903.741-
CerberusWindsor Castle Brewery (Sadler's Ales)4.903.41-
Too Bitter ESBBarley Creek Brewing Company5.603.541-
ESBTwo Monks Brewing5.203.531-
Silverstone High OctaneSilverstone Brewing Company5.503.051-
Pub DwellerBorder Brewing Company5.403.581-
Tom Wood's Lincoln ImpHighwood Brewery Ltd.5.103.21-
Rye ESBMachine House Brewery5.803.771-
CalverThornbridge Brewery7.403.751-
Dorset GoldJ.C.& R.H.Palmer Ltd.4.503.251-
Yooz Guys ESBQuarry Brewing Company ? 3.721-
Hop Forward ESBHall Brewing Co.6.503.351-
Penzance TrinkPenzance Brewery Co - Star Inn ? 3.821-
ESBArtisan's Brewery & Italian Grill5.603.091-
DHB ESBDraught Horse Brewery5.103.811-
Bitter RentKeg & Lantern Brewing Co5.804.031-
ESBFat Hill Brewing4.5031-
Clark KentBig Up4.702.581-
Community Wet Hopped ESBDangerous Man Brewing5.003.251-
Pub-GoerWinter Hill Brewing Company4.703.631-
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