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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Medium gold color, slightly cloudy, medium head. Medium hopped and malted. Smooth beer, some malt sweetness. Light taste full flavor. Excellent balance of hops and malts. Full smooth round mouthfeel. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy.On my top 10 list of ’everyday’ beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2002
I could taste the bitterness, but I have had more bitter beers. It only vaguely reminded me of an English bitter ale. I prefer the Blonde ale by redhook, but this is descent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Not really special or bitter... I prefer the extra bite of their IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
I get bored of this before I can finish a glass. I wouldn’t call it an ESB if I were making it. There’s nothing special, nothing bitter, and they didn’t put anything extra into making this. The one benefit is that a lot of pizza restaurants and diners serve this, and it’s a step up from Coors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
it tastes a little bitter, but then, it’s supposed to. very smooth for a "bitter" beer, great strong flavor, not bad aftertast. had it out of a keg just the other day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Good dark golden color out of the bottle nice head. Good malty aroma with moderate hop tang noted. Very fruity but restrainedly bitter flavor following through to the aftertaste and finishing nicely. Decent texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Amber colored Ale, Head dies off pretty quick. Hops and Earthy flavor. Unique bitter roasty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2002
From a keg: Dark, copper/brown hue. Clean, white, mostly diminishing head. Aromas of earthy malt, floral hops. Nice sweet earthiness first. Medium bodied, clean bitter ending. Not the best bitter, kinda bland in the middle and everything. A little loose around the edges. Im not a big redhook fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
I like it! Tasty mix of earthy, bitter caramel. Aftertaste is a bit odd, but I like the flavor over the tongue a lot.


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