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RATINGS: 1640   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


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 (1279) - 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 (6284) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2003
light amber color, large foamy white head. Aroma is faintly hoppy, flavor is smooth, with subtle hops and malt. A nice, simple session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Tasted on 03-11-2003. I noticed this on tap at a spring training game. After watching Randy Johnson strike out batter after batter, including ARod, I worked up a mighty thirst in the 90 degree heat. 24 ounce plastic cup draught please. I noticed the amber color and calm smooth head. The first sip was great, as was the rest of the beer. Good bitterness, with a citrus like flavor nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Very refreshing. I will try this one again. Diamondbacks 5 - Rangers 4

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
Amber, small head, banana aroma. Flavour likewise banana with peach, slight bitterness very restrained hop presence

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2003 "This Red Hook amber ale happens to be very good. It blows Killian’s Irish Red out of the water. This Red Hook has the aroma of sweet fresh fruit, but tastes slightly bitter. - 6/15/03 - They must have recently changed the labeling on this beer? "


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