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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2002
Pretty good. Kind of an odd smell to it, but the light taste is nice. It’s also kind of a drawback, as it doesn’t have much bite to it.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 One dimensional and boring

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bland and watery. Fizzy and minerally. No foam retention and even less personality.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xerion (8) - San Jacinto, California, USA - APR 1, 2002 does not count
Odd odor, but quite a delicious taste. Leaves a crisp taste behind.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freemartin99 (6) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002 does not count

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Interesting gold color, not pale, but not a red. Hoppy with just a hint of bitterness. Works well with barbeque.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2002
excellent aroma..true to an ESB, but the flavor is quite disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2002
As I stood in line for a beer at the Blackhawks game, I was getting upset at the thought of yellow fizzy miller light, when I saw a few bottles of Redhook ESB! How can this be? Did they know I was coming? The hops was there and the taste was refreshing and balanced. It is hard not to rate this higher just on the simple fact that I was so happy to have them!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Good but not outstanding. Noticeable maltiness, nice color, avoids being too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Not bad for an American macro. Hops finish is crisp but short lasting.


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