Extra Special Bitter, aka ESB, is the big brother of English beers like English Pale Ale or Bitter. More malt and hops are used to create a slightly “bigger” beer in terms of alcohol and bitterness. Don’t be fooled by the name though, Extra Special Bitters are well balanced between malt and hops. This ESB pours dark gold in color and tastes rich of bready malt character and earthy, English hops. No need to travel across the pond for this English treat!