Extra Special Bitter

Extra Special Bitter

1346 beers | 3.446 Avg Score

The original session beer. Historically, this style originated around the start of the 20th century in England. This genre of ales is divided into substyles differentiated on alcoholic strength and hop bitterness: ordinary bitter; special/extra bitter and extra special bitter (ESB). ESB's are the stronger examples of this style. Most examples of this style will be copper in color with a mild caramel-malt aroma. Some examples will also have hop and fruit notes in the aroma. The flavor will typically be bitter with caramel, noticeable fruity esters and earthy or floral hops. A very drinkable ale.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Morland Old Speckled Hen
United Kingdom
104
3.462
Fuller's ESB
United Kingdom
103
3.788
Redhook ESB
WA, United States
97
3.259
Goose Island Honkers Ale
IL, United States
89
3.400
Rogue Brutal Bitter
OR, United States
83
3.715
Fuller's London Pride
United Kingdom
83
3.522
Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Grail
United Kingdom
77
3.180
Greene King Abbot Ale
United Kingdom
59
3.531
Tetleys English Ale
United Kingdom
53
3.203
Black Sheep Ale
United Kingdom
52
3.482
Charles Wells Bombardier
United Kingdom
49
3.500
Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
CO, United States
42
3.298
Anderson Valley Boont ESB (Extra Special Beer)
CA, United States
37
3.608
Wychwood Circle Master
United Kingdom
37
3.115
Sierra Nevada ESB Early Spring Beer
CA, United States
35
3.495
Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB
ID, United States
34
3.565
Avery 14er ESB
CO, United States
34
3.273
Shepherd Neame Spitfire Kentish Strong Ale
United Kingdom
33
3.456
Marston's Pedigree
United Kingdom
32
3.240
Rogue Youngers Special Bitter
OR, United States
32
3.577