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RATINGS: 1631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 18, 2002
not too bad an ale. nuthin special but still solid. Small white head atop nice amber color little malty then a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2002
A very good beer for the money. nice amber color with a light yeasty malt flavor and some moderately bitter hops. Well worth the money

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 16, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Clear amber color with a frothy light beige head. Aroma is malt with a hint of citrus. Light sweet malt flavor followed by a light bitter taste. Over all, a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
I like this beer. At first, I thought it had kind of a weird metallic taste, but that soon disappeared. I really didn’t notice the 5.7% alcohol at all. The best aroma I have ever smelled in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Clear, light amber/orange. Thin head and lace. Nose of doughy malt, perfumey yeast and a trace of spicy hops. Creamy but thin body, decent malt profile with some lingering hoppiness but not put together all to well. Very drinkable just not interesing IMHO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Nice color and flavor. Tasty. I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Not a bad beer considering its mass production. Decent hops, not much malt ... just doesn’t have much of a complex flavor which I prefer. I do drink it on ocassion as its usually the ’best’ beer on tap at most mainstream bars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4039) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Nice initial floral hoppy nose and nice color. The flavor had a nice sweetness with a little bitterness, but both were too small for this style. The body was a little thin, but all in all a pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2002
A mild and fairly flavorful beer. Aroma was decent and the appearance was a good orange-amber color with a decent head that stayed. Not as bitter as I expected, in fact, not really bitter at all. An easy drinking tasteful brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (951) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 22, 2002
nice floral hops and a bitter bite but not assertive enough for an ESB, it tastes too much like a pale ale.

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