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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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2001
Attractive color, but head dissapates quickly. Initial impression (cold) is thin maltiness with poor hopping. As it warms up, though it turns into a relativley decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2001
great looking color but faded on the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2001
Nice and fresh. Just a little bit to malty in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaboWabo99 (24) - USA - DEC 13, 2001
Pretty Stout Beer for the Americas. It will take you by suprise if you have never had one. It is recomended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2001
Full-bodied for what it is, but goes down easy otherwise. Short-lived burst of grains in the middle. Tinge of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2001
Nice clear copper color with fading head. Seemed a bit thin, but I had an SN Pale Ale before it. I like the hop finish, but it could be a bit better. This is a very easy to drink beer. It has a great maltiness and slight alcoholic bite. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ted99 (10) - USA - DEC 5, 2001
I like it. Its like Sam Adams. Its a good ole beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Orange-tinged copper colored ale. One of the first ’macro’ micros I’ve tasted. Although this beer is their ’flagship,’ it’s not their best. While it is easy-drinking (for the masses), I found it rather watery on the palate and light in the flavor; although somewhat nicely bitter in the finish. Decent mass-appeal session beer. I’ll give it that, but it’s missing some ’fullness’ and some ’hearty bitterness.’ I yearned for a slightly fruitier malt base and a more bitter hop bite. Other than those gripes, I found it fresh and clean and decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jakeb4299 (25) - sometown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2001
Not bad, but often too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Not as much flavor as some ESBs, but definitely drinkable. Good touch of bittering hops, maybe some more aroma hops would do the trick.

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