Extra Special Bitter Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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More complex than an "ordinary" low-gravity bitter, an ESB is a showcase for high-quality hops and brewing skill, meant to be enjoyed with consideration rather than merely quaffed.
Think of this as a British Bitter squared - more malt and more hops equals higher gravity, bigger body, more bitterness, and more intense flavors and aromas. A more complex beer than an "ordinary" low-gravity bitter, an ESB is a showcase for high-quality hops and brewing skill, meant to be enjoyed with consideration rather than merely quaffed. Our kit pours with a rich red color and white head and pronounced aromas of hop and fruit.

 

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SKU 1020
Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1053

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style British
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style British Pale Ale/Bitter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
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Samuel C.
ESN

Not bad. The last time I tried a bitter was in the 1980’s. It was an EDME extract. The ESB does not have the bite of an old English bitters.

G
Greg i.S.R.
Extra Special Bitter (ESB) extract kit

Excellent beer kit. I only started brewing about five months ago; however, I have made 15 five gallon batches so far--all NB extract kits. This one is a little more work as I followed the directions and did the secondary fermentation. The beer is awesome!. A nice fresh bitter flavor with a touch of sophistication is how I would describe it. Very classic flavor. I highly recommend it, it's now one of my regular brew rotations I will repeat--along with a few others which are top notch IPA type beers--all in my opinion of course.

S
Stephen E.
ESB is the one for me !

Ready for drinking this week I took a sneak preview today of this brew. I am reminded of Fullers ESB by the classy gentle malty taste and the creamy head. This is my favorite home brew to date.... great recipe, great ingredients, good sterilizer and careful care, attention and steady fermenting temperature = amazing beer. Happy Northern Brewer !

P
Paul D.
Solid ale

I had this one 3 weeks in the primary and then bottled. It has turned out very nice - starts out with a malty, caramel-like flavor and is balanced with a great hop bitterness.

C
CWC
ESB Kit

I've only had one imported English ESB. The beer from this kit wasn't like that, but I can't really say which beer wasn't true to the style.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
75%
(38)
16%
(8)
10%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
Samuel C.
ESN

Not bad. The last time I tried a bitter was in the 1980’s. It was an EDME extract. The ESB does not have the bite of an old English bitters.

G
Greg i.S.R.
Extra Special Bitter (ESB) extract kit

Excellent beer kit. I only started brewing about five months ago; however, I have made 15 five gallon batches so far--all NB extract kits. This one is a little more work as I followed the directions and did the secondary fermentation. The beer is awesome!. A nice fresh bitter flavor with a touch of sophistication is how I would describe it. Very classic flavor. I highly recommend it, it's now one of my regular brew rotations I will repeat--along with a few others which are top notch IPA type beers--all in my opinion of course.

S
Stephen E.
ESB is the one for me !

Ready for drinking this week I took a sneak preview today of this brew. I am reminded of Fullers ESB by the classy gentle malty taste and the creamy head. This is my favorite home brew to date.... great recipe, great ingredients, good sterilizer and careful care, attention and steady fermenting temperature = amazing beer. Happy Northern Brewer !

P
Paul D.
Solid ale

I had this one 3 weeks in the primary and then bottled. It has turned out very nice - starts out with a malty, caramel-like flavor and is balanced with a great hop bitterness.

C
CWC
ESB Kit

I've only had one imported English ESB. The beer from this kit wasn't like that, but I can't really say which beer wasn't true to the style.