Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

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Top Rated Beers: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    WR Reviews | Ratings
1Lord Rear Admiral4.13176 | 639
2Blue Point Extra Special Bitter4.1131 | 38
3Naughty Hildegard ESB4.0938 | 116
4Fuller's ESB4.061,349 | 2,905
5Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale3.9857 | 100
6E.S.B.3.9715 | 35
7Great Lakes Moondog ESB3.94141 | 197
8Young's Special London Ale3.94329 | 439
9Oliver's ESB3.9328 | 48
10The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)3.9331 | 33
11Red Racer India Style Red Ale3.9255 | 153
1214* ESB3.9128 | 162
13XX Bitch Creek3.9156 | 142
14Extra Special Bitter Ale3.952 | 88
15Harvest Ale3.9600 | 1,722
16Mitchell's Extra Special Bitter3.921 | 35
17Anvil Ale ESB3.89330 | 673
18Bachelor ESB3.89122 | 191
19XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter3.89148 | 222
20Russell Blood Alley Bitter3.8926 | 82
21The Wise ESB3.89133 | 207
22Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter3.8824 | 52
23Beast Bitter3.88165 | 242
24Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)3.8797 | 154
25Adnams Broadside3.87152 | 279
26Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)3.8713 | 37
27Young's Ram Rod3.86130 | 181
28Old Man3.8513 | 116
29Big Rig Bitter3.8427 | 66
30Old Marcus3.8417 | 34
31Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)3.84520 | 1,017
32Batemans XXXB3.8498 | 139
33La Vache Folle - ESB3.8365 | 103
34Tower ESB3.8320 | 47
35Seven Giraffes3.8125 | 76
36Gem3.8139 | 82
37Steel Wheels ESB3.8133 | 147
38Parapet ESB3.810 | 41
39Broken Paddle ESB3.820 | 32
40Pabst Old Tankard Ale3.875 | 189
41Schlafly Winter ESB3.79157 | 327
42Baden Baden 1999 Bitter Ale3.7910 | 19
43Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale3.79124 | 195
44McNeill's Extra Special Bitter3.7993 | 118
45Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)3.79433 | 889
46Belk's ESB3.78355 | 544
47Minaret Extra Special Bitter3.7835 | 179
48Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale3.78185 | 321
49Fireside ESB3.7710 | 33
50Extra Special Bitter3.7710 | 18
51Sweetwater Motor Boat3.77150 | 454
52ESB3.7720 | 47
53Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³3.77145 | 210
54Wilson Creek ESB3.7620 | 49
55Drake's Amber Ale3.7646 | 113
56Williams Red3.7516 | 28
57ESB3.7510 | 48
58Extra Special Ale (ESA)3.75266 | 632
59Evensong3.7515 | 16
60Theakston XB3.7461 | 118
61Puddlers Row ESB3.7410 | 52
62Thames Welsh ESB3.74107 | 121
63Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter3.7315 | 61
64Jennings Sneck Lifter3.7337 | 58
65Full Sail ESB3.7285 | 243
66Old Hooky3.7269 | 117
67ESB3.7213 | 72
68Hobgoblin3.711,078 | 2,577
69Green Man ESB3.7176 | 390
70Spin Cycle Red Ale3.7140 | 133
71Sawtooth Ale3.7692 | 2,118
72Jack The Sipper3.728 | 125
73Minnesota Special Bitter3.722 | 95
74Velvet ESB3.6912 | 71
75Best Bitter3.6942 | 82
76LunaSea ESB3.6968 | 122
77Harvest Ale3.6814 | 41
78Fegley's ESB3.6730 | 70
792° Below Winter Ale3.66573 | 1,217
80Dogbite Bitter3.6523 | 59
814 Pines ESB3.6516 | 31
82Five Star Ale3.6510 | 23
83Blue Bell Bitter3.6528 | 55
84Bishops Finger3.64108 | 268
85Amber Ale3.6422 | 74
86Shipyard Old Thumper3.64389 | 741
87Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale3.6326 | 106
88Dragonmead Sir William's ESB3.6338 | 62
89Bishop's Best Bitter3.6114 | 22
90Extra Special Bitter3.6115 | 17
91Short's Autumn Ale3.61106 | 343
92Public Ale3.6113 | 130
93Discovery Fireweed Honey Ale3.614 | 19
94Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB3.6369 | 670
95Red Ale3.625 | 106
96Golden Sheep Pale Ale3.5923 | 50
97Maplemoon3.5911 | 20
98Witchtree E.S.B.3.5915 | 44
99ESB Special Ale3.59183 | 399
100Smittytown3.5811 | 75


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user reviews and normalizes scores based on the number of reviews for each beer.

The general statistical formula is:
weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average rating for the beer = (Rating)
v = number of reviews for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum number of reviews required to be considered (currently 10)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.7)
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