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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 11, 2001
Very smooth, nice taste. I am not normally a fan of English bitter, but this one is changing my mind. I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2001
A very good and easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2001
An old friend. A smooth, soft feel under a perfect head with well positioned hops. Not quite Fuller’s ESB, but a great beer that always remains on the menu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Not the most exciting beer, but widely available and pleasing balance of flavors. A good session beer that I visit regularly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 I Told ZachDiesel to buy me the ESB, although he got me the amber, which I don't remember as being as good as the straight ESB. Decent though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2001
Funky bottle, great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2004 Draught: Hadn't had this one in awhile, but it is always a good stand-by when other "better" beers are unavailable. This one has a decent copper color to it. A bit of a head. An OK aroma of malts and hops. A fair bitterness to it, with a good malt body. I remember when I thought that this was a very bitter beer. Still, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2001
I’m not a huge fan of this style but this beer actually treated me pretty well. Very red in color but bitter as hell. Kind of like a wheat version of Killian’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2001
The prototypical American ESB. Nice caramel tones up front, and hops on the moderately dry finish. Now owned by Anhueser-Busch, so I don’t buy it anymore. Such a shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2001
Malty to start, almost a caramel or syrupy taste with a good hop balance to finish. A bit maltier than I like an ale to be, but definitely in the ilk of the English Bitters.

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