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
Slottskällans London
Sweden
4
3.186
Deschutes Bachelor Bitter
OR, United States
4
3.529
Shepherd Neame Late Red
United Kingdom
4
3.229
Shepherd Neame Spooks Ale
United Kingdom
4
3.129
Iron Hill ESB
DE, United States
3
3.334
Bradfield Farmers Pale Ale
United Kingdom
3
3.217
Otter Claus
United Kingdom
3
3.184
Asheville Pizza Rolands ESB
NC, United States
3
3.150
Farmington River Mahogany Ale
MA, United States
3
3.550
Thwaites Daniels Hammer
United Kingdom
3
3.334
Phoenix Thirsty Moon
United Kingdom
3
3.117
Amherst Brewing ESB
MA, United States
3
3.317
Merrimans Old Fart
United Kingdom
3
3.234
Trafalgar Elora ESB
Canada
3
3.100
Troegs ESB
PA, United States
3
3.200
York Centurions Ghost Ale
United Kingdom
3
3.234
Sly Fox Jakes ESB
PA, United States
3
3.400
LaConner ESB
WA, United States
3
3.284
Thirsty Bear Meyer ESB
CA, United States
3
3.150
Mordue Radgie Gadgie
United Kingdom
3
3.284