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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2003
It's been awhile since I had this beer. Overall for my tastebuds it came down a notch since I had it last. But I enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
was my first trip into craft/micro brews, definitely impressed me and is commonplace in my fridge, great flavor, but sometimes seems to lack the bite it usually has, very good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Update 4/11/04. Had this on tap before a concert in Columbus and the beer was remarkably better than the bottle I previously tried. Caramely, rich flavor led to a nice earthy, slightly bitter hops finish. Nice floral hops aroma. Hard to believe this is the same beer I tried previously.

Previous review: Crisp and refreshing, but by no means a "bitter." ESB is deemed an "amber ale" on the bottle, but has a weak aroma and flavor. Don't drop da dinero if you're 'dinkin bout dryin' da amber!
Rating: 5 3 5 3 12

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 Copper in color. Light brown creamy head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Light malt aroma. slighty bitter and slightly sweet with an enjoyable finish. Nothing all that distintive but I like it none the less.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Quickly diminishing head. Nice amber color. Little carbonation. Almost no aroma??? Initial taste is mediocre. Aftertaste of strong hops, which again is quickly diminishing. Still, better than a BudMillerCoors.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2003
I had this bottled once. I don't know what all the hype is about. Bitter, stale and utterly undrinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
A fairly good beer that my cousin can apparently get in Italy. This seems like a fairly promising brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2003
Copper body with minimal head. Bitter and sweet. Nothing really distinctive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2003
Dark orange-copper with cool active head. Toasty malt aroma and a corresponding flavor ... with just a tad bit of bitterness, but barely any. Tad bit sweet finish. Not bad, not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 A bit sweeter than I expected. Fairly light in both texture and color. Prefer the IPA.


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