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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2002
A good common ESB that won’t steer you wrong. The full malted body goes down smooth and awards you with a refreshing bittersweet finish. This stuff is great on tap, and I highly suggest drawing yourself a pint should you have the means.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
This impressed me until I tried some other ESB’s and realized that this one is somewhat lacking. Still a good beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Great beer for the price, and refreshing on a hot day. Bitter in a good way. Very drinkable and not too bad of a hangover.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
i like this beer, good taste, i got with a chick who was drinking this stuff, good job

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Another beer that I drank a lot of when I lived in Seattle. It was brewed only by the Redhook brewery at the time, and seemed better than it is today. It has a rather unique taste, another one that I think that I could pull from a blind taste test. It was very good on tap. The ones I have had recently do not seem as good as the locally brewed ones I used to get in Seattle, my rating is a comination of the two.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Has a nice pale orange color. Nothing too much to say about this brew. There are really no positives or detractors. Subtle citrus hints in the taste, but that’s about it. Good, but average ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
Pretty bitter but smooth esb. good overall beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 has a refreshing bitterness. reminds me of a mandarin orange. light and colorful. This is a great beer for many occasions. nothing spectacular about it though. Rerate. 2003 draft. yuck, I really hate to admit it, but this is nothing worth drinking. Orange-like sweetness, dry and not very fresh at all. Out of balance, watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Nice citrus hop bitterness…Nice balance with the malt…Refreshing and tasteful…


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