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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Redhook ESB is modeled after the premium Extra Special Bitters found in English pubs. Brewed since 1987, this full-bodied amber ale is Redhook’s signature brew with its toasted malt flavor and pleasant finishing sweetness. Its eminently drinkable style has established Redhook ESB as a benchmark brew in the amber ale category. The well-rounded finish of Redhook ESB makes it a wonderful companion to grilled meats. It is also great with game and cheeses. Available year round.

Style: Amber
ABV: 5.8%
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Carapils
Hops: Alchemy, Willamette, Centennial, Crystal
Color SRM: 13
Bitterness Units: 28.0 IBU
Original Gravity: 13.75 degrees plato
Brewed Since: 1987
Medals: 2008 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner, 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Say now I like this stuff. Had it on tap by golly and I think I will definately have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Very moderate in every respect. Clear amber color, thin head, trace amounts of lace. Semi-sweet malty nose. I detect the slightest hint of citrus. Nice dry finish. Good flavor overall but a little on the watery side, keeping it from being truly crisp and delicious.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Very good, although yes, it’s not really that bitter. Very carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2002
I get this beer fairly often. I like it, though its flavor reminds me of blood for some reason.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Not too bad, and actually pretty enjoyable. Low to medium hops and malt. Slightly fruity. Mellow hoppy finish. Way too watery to be noteworthy, but it’s good for such a cheap and widely-available beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A good ale with a nice bitter taste, as the name suggests. Not too pricey, it’s a good warm you up in the wintertime beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Above average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 Great session beer. Pours slightly hazy amber with a frothy one finger head. Nose shows toffee, berry fruitiness and a bit of must. Good balance of bitterness and malty. A good example of the bitter style. Finishes with a nice biscuity fade and a bit of bitterness floating on top.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
On tap, this would have to be my favorite amber. Very crisp, and unique flavor. I love the sweet taste at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
an average ESB - nowhere near Fuller’s... It is nicely hopped, spicey, good carbonation.


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