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Overall Impression

This beer is similar to a Fullers ESB or a British Strong Bitter. If you don't like hoppy/bitter beers, don't let the

word 'bitter' in 'Extra Special Bitter' throw you off. English bitters are nowhere near as bitter as American styles.

In fact, this ESB (like most English style beers) is all about balance. It's only bitter enough to balance the malt

backbone. A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Drinkability is a critical component of the style.

More evident malt flavor than in an ordinary bitter, this is a stronger, session-strength ale.

Commercial Examples

Fuller's London Pride, Young’s Special, Rogue Youngers Special Bitter

Brewing ingredient price: $30 to $35 (approximate)

Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 %
Bitterness: 44 IBUs
Est Color: 13 SRM

Calories: 185 kcal/12oz

Sam's Bitter Beer Face ESB
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