Extra Special Bitter

Extra Special Bitter

1427 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
St. Austell Hicks Special Draught
United Kingdom
5
3.388
Clocktower Wishart's Extra Special Bitter
Canada
5
3.375
Free State Kings Cross ESB
KS, United States
5
3.725
Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Bitter
Belgium
5
3.150
Youngs Special Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.300
Jennings Brothers Sneck Lifter
United Kingdom
5
3.413
Harpoon ESB
MA, United States
5
3.363
Humboldt Winter Nectar
CA, United States
5
3.363
Batemans XXXB Bitter
United Kingdom
5
2.888
RCH Firebox Bitter
United Kingdom
5
3.388
Phillips / Flying Monkeys / Garrison / Le Trou du Diable Coast to Coastless Imperial ESB
Canada
5
3.363
Gritty McDuffs Halloween Ale
ME, United States
5
3.325
Mill Street Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Canada
5
3.300
Marston's Firestoker
United Kingdom
4
3.314
Picaroons Best Bitter
Canada
4
3.514
Jamtlands Fallen Angel Bitter
Sweden
4
3.157
Upstream Firehouse ESB
NE, United States
4
3.271
Deschutes Bachelor Bitter
OR, United States
4
3.529
Jasper Liftline Cream Ale
Canada
4
3.086
Brewsters Mata Hari
United Kingdom
4
3.000