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RATINGS: 1576   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Not that bad actually. Not really bitter like an ESB should be, but this had a decent malt flavor. Not comparable to a great ESB like Fullers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Light amber color with decent white head. Clean nose with some light sweet malt and grainy notes. Flavors of light malt and a well-balanced and pleasing bitterness. Medium-light body, very smooth palate, almost lagerlike .A good American ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Its ties to Bud means that you can find this quite good beer on tap all over the place. Always a reliable pick, with medium hoppiness (a bit less than you’d expect for an ESB) and good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Burst of grain flavor with the first sip that is a bit overwhelming, although it starts to grow on you. Nice bitter amber.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Not the best bitter out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2002
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. But it still would not be considered a ’favorite’. Good taste, not overpowering, not bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2002
Not as bitter as I expected it to be, and therefore probably a good lead-in to the more bitter amber ales. Decent color and aroma but overall not as exotic as the label implies.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2002
An average beer, that was once great in my mind, shows you what money will do. But if you’ve been drinking a lot of american standards, and are looking to branch out, I would reccomend this beer to go from. It gives you some more flavors, without overpowering amerging beer drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zygomatic99 (17) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2002
Calling this beer an ’ESB’ is kind of a misnomer. This beer has a very minor bitterness when you take the first sip, but is pretty mellow otherwise. Still, this is a good beer and is definitely worth a try.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmusial99 (27) - USA - FEB 3, 2002
For and extra-special bitter it is not, this beer is more like a lager, sort of reminds me of Fosters with a slightly fuller body.


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