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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2001
Not overly bitter but a decent brew. I wouldn’t totally shrug it off, and would readily drink several.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Another solid beer from a great brewery. This ones a keeper. A strong flavor dominates this beer. I like this one.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2001
I truthfully only had one gulp of this. But that was enough to make me not want to order this again. Pretty bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2001
Easy to enjoy; ingredients are of quality, and are simply presented and reliable. A beer for watching sports on TV, as it is pleasant without being overly demanding, and hearty enough to be enjoyable with saltier appetizers and snacks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2001
Better than Redhook IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2001
A nice solid ESB - good malt/hop balance and smooth texture.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2001

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to rate a beer I’ve enjoyed as long as this one. An uncompromising brew. Good beginner beer to the better stuff. A little bitter, but a little caramelly, too. Good with a salami sandwich.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 15, 2001
Not all that impressive. Nice mix of malt and hops, with poor head and orangey color. Quite bland. Lingering, hoppy dry aftertaste is what I’ll remember most.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2001
I was pretty disappointed in this. Found it not so much bitter as sweet, with little if any hop taste. It was weak compared to a Bass I had subsequent to it.


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