Extra Special Bitter Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Extra Special Bitter Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) Big, smooth malt flavor and the mellow aroma of British Kent Golding hops. In the English draft style, with a firm hop bitterness and mellow hop flavor.

A fantastic beer to keep on tap that all of your guests will love.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
SRM (Color Range: 11
IBU's: 39-42
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME


ABV %4.5
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Why did you choose this?
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I like the style
jay r on Jul 22, 2021
Style I like
Greg M on Nov 19, 2020
I like the style
jay r on Jul 22, 2021
Cause I jacked up my last batch.
Michael p s on Mar 1, 2021
Style I like
Greg M on Nov 19, 2020
Sounds tasty
Jeffrey E on Oct 20, 2020
giving it a try
Jeffrey S on Oct 1, 2020
The wife likes Fullers London Pride so....
Dennis M on Aug 14, 2020
My wife is from the Uk and likes bitters
JACOB M on Aug 10, 2020
price - too lazy to build my own recipe.
Gavin Q on Aug 5, 2020
excellent ale
Joel P on Jul 17, 2020
love this type of beer
Erik H on Jun 20, 2020
It was entirely characteristic of that style. Perfect, for home brew.
Anthony M on Jun 13, 2020
good reviews
rich s on Jun 9, 2020
Deal of the week!
Leland Brooks on Jun 6, 2020
I love ESB beers, and I know that DME is more shelf stable than LME.
Ed F on May 30, 2020
different style
RANCE A on Nov 5, 2019
Timothy D on Sep 5, 2018
tried it before and liked it
Wes B on May 17, 2018
I like ESB and the recipe was simpler than my LHB shop.
D A on Apr 3, 2018
Tried Fuller's thought i would make it
Chuck R on Feb 26, 2018
Cause I jacked up my last batch.
Michael p s on Mar 1, 2021
Sounds tasty
Jeffrey E on Oct 20, 2020

4.6 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
True to the style
Just made the beer. Used WLP002 English Ale yeast. Will likely keep this on my rotation of beers to brew as a daily drinker. Strong recommendation, especially for a beginner, its likely to come out well.
June 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good solid beer. Not as bitter as I wanted, but still solid.
Give it a try!
January 26, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer!
I made this kit twice this year, once with s-04 and and once with wlp002. The wlp002 batch is the best beer I've made. Super clean and refreshing. I'll be making this again next summer.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! Third brew ever and so far my favorite!
After jumping in with both feet and getting some decent equipment, this was the third kit I brewed. Wow, I'm shocked at how good this one came out. ea Very smooth, grt flavor, misleading name because it really isn't very bitter, it's actually the most mild brew I've made to date.

My only issue is that even though I mixed the priming sugar per instructions and put it in the bottling bucket first (then ran the beer from the fermenter into the bucket and gently stiring it again before bottling it, my bottles appear almost to be under carbed. The beer won't hold a head for very long at all but is carbonated, kind of like it was sitting out in the glass for 15-20 minutes. Don't get me wrong, this is my favorite so far and I just ordered another kit to brew it again to see if I just did something wrong the first time!

Very drinkable! Everyone that's tried it has loved it!
September 1, 2015
Response from MoreFlavor
don't wash beer glasses in detergent. maybe that'll help. cheers!
December 14, 2017
Matthew J Marchesani
Response from MoreFlavor
don't wash beer glasses in detergent. maybe that'll help. cheers!
December 22, 2017
Matthew J Marchesani
Rated 5 out of 5
WOW! What a great ESB!
this was a brew that I made after making several mistakes with several other batches. This batch being the 11th kit I've ever made, I wanted to give it my best shot at making a really good beer.

Success at a very delicious Malty and not too bitter beer was this kit.I will DEFINITELY make this again.
February 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Well balanced ale!
After finally getting to open a few bottles of this ale, I was greeted with a color that's spot on for the style. The malty sweetness & touch of roasty/toastiness of the malts against the EKG is wonderful! Very nice balance & a very drinkable beer. This one surprised me for an E/SG kit, as I'm a PB/PM BIAB brewer at this point. I crushed the grains right before use & that OG you listed went up to 1.060 with dunk sparge. This one is going into rotation. May even convert it to partial mash!
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Ver Good Beer!
I will buy this one again.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
My son's first kit.
Bought this kit for my son who wanted to start home brewing. It is an easy drinking brew that we both really liked. I will buy this kit in the future.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Great beer
I really enjoyed this beer. A nice subtle and low-key beer. Would definitely brew again and at a great price.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Bang for a buck
At under 70 cents a pop, a great, smooth bear. Will buy again.
March 11, 2013