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RATINGS: 1529   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 Redhookís 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2002
I do enjoy Red Hook, and never a dull moment. On tap or in the bottle, pretty good bar beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Esb are not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Good beer, but not the best from this company. Rich malty flavor does make it a good beer to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Thirst quenching and refreshing aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2003 this is a much better beer on tap than in the bottle-pretty boring none the less.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19230) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Copper coloured. Malty (crystal malt profile) and spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - FEB 22, 2002
I tried this in a restaurant and found it good. It was the first ESB though I have had and if I can find more will try another brand.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Nothing bad to say about it. Itís average! If itís the special at the local joint Iím alright with drinking one or two.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
very nicly done, I really enjoyed this one, in fact it was my first ESB Iíve ever tried.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Iím frankly surprised this is Redhooks flagship beer. It seems really harsh. It does itís job as far as alcohol goes, but itís a difficult way to get there. Not anywhere near as smooth as their seasonal NutBrown, or the Blackhook. Still, by all means, if there isnít a Rogue or Bridgeport alternative, donít start reverting to Sam Adams! ;) I wonder what this beer would taste like on Nitro as they did with their IPA, (on tap) . . .


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