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 1530) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
ESBMenace Brewing5.203.381-
Davy Jones' Premium BitterOakham Ales / The Brewery Tap5.003.751-
Overlord's ESB AleFolklore Brewing & Meadery5.804.581-
The Dog With A ClogMad Fritz6.504.61-
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-
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-
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-
ESBHoller Brewing Co.5.103.791-
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-
Clark KentBig Up4.702.581-
Community Wet Hopped ESBDangerous Man Brewing5.003.251-
Pub-GoerWinter Hill Brewing Company4.703.631-
Downtown BrownYpsi Alehouse6.104.251-
E.S.B.Sequoia Brewing Company5.604.161-
Super Mario ESBSmall Batch Beer Co.5.303.251-
Skimmer's ESBSocial Kitchen & Brewery5.2031-
Hippie In A Gin BarrelTri-City Brewing Company6.703.51-
Boom BoomRed Eye Brewing Company6.003.061-
Gower PowerGower Brewery5.503.51-
AdaniversaryGoose Island Clybourn6.803.661-
BarochanFox And Hounds / Houston Brewery Company4.303.441-
F.T. Banks ESBDutch Girl Brewery6.003.821-
Harmony Brew Detroit4.202.51-
Earl Grey ESBLocal Relic8.4041-
Beast Of BodminPenpont Brewery5.003.651-
BespokeLeatherbritches Brewery5.003.51-
Honk ESBKaktus Brewing Company4.803.071-
ESBAnderson School Brewery (McMenamins)5.403.51-
Serpent & The KingPratt Street Ale House6.803.591-
BruRm Eyebrows ESBThe Brü Rm. at BAR4.502.251-
Business As UsualDerby Brewing Company4.403.951-
Gavnø Pale AleSlotsbryggeriet Gavnø6.203.381-
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