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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Seemed especially harsh to me, in bottle. Extra dry but not hoppy like I'd thought. Left me feeling just a bit strange.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2003
Hoppy nose with some malt following. Dark amber, pours a finger of creamy vanilla head, some lace. Hoppy flavour at the front, clementines in the center, malty towards the end. Medium bodied, nicely bitter. Prettty good one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
I don't really like ales, but this ones fairly tolerable. After-taste is like most other ales.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 I really like this for an esb. Very drinkable in the summer and a pleasant finish. The taste leaves you wanting more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Amber color with moderate white head. Sweet grains and bready aroma with little of the expected hoppiness for an ESB. Malty flavor up front with some bitterness on the back of the tongue with a rather dry finish - a little metallic too. Medium body, with mild carbonation. Redhook really brought me into the world of microbrews in the 1980's when I lived in Seattle and worked across the street from their original brewery. I have fond memories of their original ale, but sadly, this doesn't live up to my recollections at all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MaBeer1972 (1715) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Somewhat red color, no head at all out of the bottle. Drinkable, but not very interesting at all. Bitter? Not really. I will pass by this one next time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Not a bad beer, a bit light for an ESB, and not very bitter either. Tastes more like a hoppy red than a true ESB.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Coppery red in color with a small head that quickly dissapates. Good lacing. Smells pretty similar to other beers I've had. Doesn't taste at all bitter to me, despite the genre it's in. Not much taste to this at all; not what I expect from a micro.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Orange/brown body. Mild aroma, slightly sweet start with a fairly bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but a decent session beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Not bad at all. Nothing outstanding, but I'd gladly drink again. I like the color, nice head, good flavor. It's bitter, and I like bitter! Seems to get more complex as it warms...and that's a good thing!


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