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 ESB4.139 | 117
4Fuller's ESB4.061,350 | 2,911
5E.S.B.3.9815 | 35
6Great Lakes Moondog ESB3.94141 | 197
7Young's Special London Ale3.94329 | 439
8Oliver's ESB3.9328 | 48
9The People's Pint Extra Special Bitter (ESB)3.9331 | 33
10Red Racer India Style Red Ale3.9255 | 154
1114* ESB3.9228 | 162
12XX Bitch Creek3.9156 | 142
13Extra Special Bitter Ale3.952 | 88
14Mitchell's Extra Special Bitter3.921 | 35
15Harvest Ale3.9600 | 1,722
16Bachelor ESB3.89122 | 191
17Anvil Ale ESB3.89331 | 674
18Russell Blood Alley Bitter3.8926 | 82
19XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter3.89148 | 222
20The Wise ESB3.89133 | 207
21Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter3.8924 | 52
22Beast Bitter3.88165 | 242
23Adnams Broadside3.87296 | 452
24Propeller Extra Special Bitter (ESB)3.8797 | 155
25Young's Special3.8735 | 54
26Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle)3.8713 | 37
27Young's Ram Rod3.86130 | 181
28Old Man3.8613 | 117
29Big Rig Bitter3.8527 | 67
30Old Marcus3.8517 | 34
31Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)3.84520 | 1,019
32Batemans XXXB3.8498 | 139
33La Vache Folle - ESB3.8365 | 104
34Tower ESB3.8320 | 47
35Gem3.8139 | 82
36Steel Wheels ESB3.8133 | 147
37Seven Giraffes3.8125 | 77
38Parapet ESB3.8110 | 41
39Broken Paddle ESB3.820 | 32
40Pabst Old Tankard Ale3.875 | 189
41Schlafly Winter ESB3.79157 | 327
42Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale3.79124 | 195
43McNeill's Extra Special Bitter3.7993 | 118
44Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)3.79432 | 890
45Minaret Extra Special Bitter3.7835 | 179
46Belk's ESB3.78355 | 544
47Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale3.78185 | 321
48Fireside ESB3.7710 | 33
49Extra Special Bitter3.7710 | 18
50ESB3.7720 | 47
51Sweetwater Motor Boat3.77150 | 454
52Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB³3.77145 | 210
53Wilson Creek ESB3.7620 | 49
54Drake's Amber Ale3.7646 | 113
55ESB3.7610 | 48
56Williams Red3.7616 | 28
57Evensong3.7515 | 16
58Theakston XB3.7461 | 118
59Puddlers Row ESB3.7410 | 52
60Extra Special Ale (ESA)3.74266 | 632
61Thames Welsh ESB3.74107 | 121
62Jennings Sneck Lifter3.7337 | 58
63ESB3.7213 | 73
64Full Sail ESB3.7285 | 244
65Old Hooky3.7269 | 117
66Hobgoblin3.711,079 | 2,579
67Spin Cycle Red Ale3.7140 | 133
68Minnesota Special Bitter3.722 | 95
69Jack The Sipper3.728 | 126
70Sawtooth Ale3.7694 | 2,123
71Velvet ESB3.712 | 71
72Best Bitter3.6942 | 83
73LunaSea ESB3.6968 | 123
74Green Man ESB3.6976 | 392
75Harvest Ale3.6814 | 41
76Fegley's ESB3.6730 | 70
772° Below Winter Ale3.66573 | 1,219
78Dogbite Bitter3.6523 | 59
79Five Star Ale3.6510 | 24
80Blue Bell Bitter3.6528 | 55
814 Pines ESB3.6516 | 32
82Amber Ale3.6522 | 74
83Bishops Finger3.65108 | 268
84Shipyard Old Thumper3.64389 | 741
85Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale3.6426 | 106
86Dragonmead Sir William's ESB3.6338 | 62
87Bishop's Best Bitter3.6114 | 22
88Extra Special Bitter3.6115 | 17
89Public Ale3.6113 | 130
90Discovery Fireweed Honey Ale3.6114 | 19
91Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB3.6370 | 670
92Red Ale3.625 | 106
93Short's Autumn Ale3.6108 | 346
94Maplemoon3.611 | 20
95Golden Sheep Pale Ale3.623 | 50
96Witchtree E.S.B.3.5915 | 44
97Smittytown3.5911 | 75
98ESB Special Ale3.59184 | 400
991698 Kentish Strong Ale3.5834 | 81
100Martha's Vineyard Ale3.5710 | 60


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 3.71)
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