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Best ESB Ranked by the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship


  
This Top Ten Extra Special Bitter list is from America's Best  from the results of the 2010 United States Open Beer Championship.  
  
1.
Boont ESB - Anderson Valley Brewing - California
2. Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing - Maine
3. Ice Pick Ale, Silverton Brewery - Colorado

4. Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewing - Oregon
5.
Red Hook ESB, Redhook Ale Brewery - Washington
6. Duchy Originals Organic English Ale - Wychwood Brewery - England
7. Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing - California
8. Young's Ram - Rod Wells & Young's - England
9. The Wise ESB - Elysian Brewing - Washington
10. Bridgeport ESB - BridgePort Brewing - Oregon
   

  
Extra Special Bitter
Subcategory: English Strong Bitter
Extra special bitter possesses medium to strong hop qualities in aroma, flavor, and bitterness. English hop varieties or others that approximate their resulting character are used in thisSubcategory. The residual malt sweetness of this richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is more pronounced than in other bitters. It is light amber to copper colored with medium to medium-high bitterness. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity-ester character is acceptable in aroma and flavor. Diacetyl (butterscotch character) is acceptable and characteristic when at very low levels; the absence of diacetyl is also acceptable. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. OG: 1.046-1.060
FG: 1.010-1.016
Alcohol by Weight: 3.8-4.6%
IBU: 30-55
Color SRM: 8-14
 
Subcategory: American Strong Bitter
Extra special bitter possesses medium to strong hop qualities in aroma, flavor, and bitterness. American and/or other hop varieties are used in thisSubcategory. The residual malt sweetness of this richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is more pronounced than in other bitters. It is light amber to copper colored with medium to medium-high bitterness. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity-ester character is acceptable in aroma and flavor. Diacetyl (butterscotch character) is acceptable and characteristic when at very low levels; the absence of diacetyl is also acceptable. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.046-1.060
FG: 1.010-1.016
Alcohol by Weight: 3.8-4.6%
IBU: 30-55
Color SRM: 8-14 
 




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