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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 1472) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
E.S.B.Sequoia Brewing Company5.604.161-
Super Mario ESBSmall Batch Beer Co.5.303.251-
Skimmer's ESBSocial Kitchen & Brewery5.20-1-
Boom BoomRed Eye Brewing Company6.00-1-
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 Company4.80-1-
ESBAnderson School Brewery (McMenamins)5.40-1-
Serpent & The KingPratt Street Ale House6.803.591-
BruRm Eyebrows ESBThe Brü Rm. at BAR4.50-1-
Business As UsualDerby Brewing Company4.403.951-
Smith's ESBHutton & Smith Brewing Company5.80-1-
Autumn AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.103.361-
Max 12 CapacityEnlightened Brewing Company ? -1-
Struggling MonkeyPhoenix Brewery Co Ltd4.703.191-
Rebel RebelResonate Brewery + Pizzeria4.90-1-
East Side Better ESBTwo Goats Brewing ? -1-
Coppertop Special AleBarley Creek Brewing Company5.203.791-
Cedar Mountain Smoked ESBThe BoB (The Brew on Broadway) ? 3.061-
Bitter LadLiars' Bench Beer Company5.00-1-
Bitter Summer ESBBig Bad Brewing Co. (Cervecería Tres B)5.4041-
ESBPort O'Pints Brewing Company5.20-1-
Tickety-Boo ESBBluetick Brewery5.0041-
Vicar Of MillomTigertops Brewery7.203.251-
East Meets Wet ESBWet Coast Brewing Company5.00-1-
Lighting 388Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant4.003.881-
Way ESBCervejaria Way ? 3.581-
ESBGrumpy's Brewhaus ? 2.51-
Bolt HeadSummerskills Brewery4.7031-
Itty Bitter ESBBolt Brewery4.403.461-
Little JohnMilestone Brewing Company4.503.611-
Bishops BitterRoel Brewery5.803.431-
SamsonMaxim Brewery5.003.411-
6 Feet Under ESBWild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery5.8031-
Bullocks ESBVail Brewing Co.6.303.541-
ESBee HiveMaple Island Brewing5.003.51-
Winter Range ESBCloudwater Brew Co.6.50-1-
Lake On The Mountain English AleLake on the Mountain Brewery ? 3.111-
Bitter Rent Barrel AgedKeg & Lantern Brewing Co6.00-1-
Juliga Livets ÄngölÄngö Kvartersbryggeri6.50-1-
Sea Trials: English Bitter W/ Brett DreiDevil's Purse Brewing Co.5.504.321-
ASB (American Special Bitter)Five Seasons North ? 4.131-
T.O.C.First Chop Brewing Arm4.2041-
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