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The Style Guide v. IX: Extra Special Bitter

The Style Guide v. IX: Extra Special Bitter

For this edition of The Style Guide, I was inspired by our November Beer of the Month, Aquanaut's The Search ESB. Look for a medium amber to light brown ale with a prevalent malt profile and above average bitterness, but usually from European hops, think earthy and spicy instead of citrus and piney. Balance is key. More and more breweries are adding Bitters and ESBs to their portfolio, so grab a few pints during your next session at the local pub.