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RATINGS: 1548   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bfellows99 (1) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2001 does not count
Not very bitter. Has almost sweet taste. Sufficiently strong. Great beer with pizza.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2001
It’s not bad at all, though it’s no ESB (’bitter’ is not in this beer’s vocabulary). More malty than bitter, really, but it has a decent texture and enough hops for some flavor. Not one I’d buy for home but happy to find it on tap at a bar.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
awww they could do better.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2001
Copper color with less than fluffy head. Decent sweet malt character with some bitterness, but not enough to balance. This is as you would expect from the style. Just average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2001
What they call in sports a solid performer. Not quite up there with Fuller’s ESB, but this makes a nice accompaniment to a restaurant meal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2001
I don’t know what an ESB should taste like as this is my first, but to me this tasted like a weaker version of an American Pale Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Very nice, one of the better US beers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
I would have rated this much higher if it weren’t called ESB. It is not special, and not all that bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - SEP 7, 2001
word to your mother, good beer

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.


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