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RATINGS: 1582   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (9118) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Nothing spectacular about this beer. Just your average amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - FEB 1, 2002
Not as bitter as expected, but not bad. Very drinkable

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2002
pretty nondiscript actually, not much to cause complaint or offense, nor much to arouse glee or admiration. plain pale orange, good head that peters out pronto. an aroma thats a little sweet and bready like the rolls at kentucky fried chicken. drinkable, (yawn) with watery finish. well, i’d waaaay rather have a redhook in my hand than a fishhook, and they can quote me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Burst of grain flavor with the first sip, that is a bit overwhelming, but starts to grow on you. Average amber

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