Extra Special Bitter

Extra Special Bitter

1419 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
Victory ESB
PA, United States
7
3.510
French Broad 13 Rebels ESB
NC, United States
7
3.190
Blue Ridge ESB Red Ale
MD, United States
6
3.355
BrewDog The Physics
United Kingdom
6
3.133
Empyrean LunaSea ESB
NE, United States
6
3.211
Tin Whistle Rattlesnake ESB
Canada
6
3.389
Batemans Combined Harvest
United Kingdom
6
2.955
Bethlehem Brew Works Fegleys ESB
PA, United States
6
3.133
Dieu du Ciel Voyageur Des Brumes
Canada
6
3.522
Fuller's Mr. Harry
United Kingdom
6
3.589
Dicks Best Bitter
WA, United States
6
3.322
Duchy Originals Old Ruby Ale 1905
United Kingdom
6
2.945
Cropton Monkmans Slaughter Ale
United Kingdom
6
3.445
Nynashamns Bedaro Bitter
Sweden
6
3.255
Camerons Challenge Ale
United Kingdom
5
3.213
Arcadia Lake Superior ESB
MI, United States
5
3.438
Four Peaks 8th Street Ale
AZ, United States
5
3.125
Adnams Explorer
United Kingdom
5
2.863
Mill Street Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Canada
5
3.300
RCH Firebox Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.388