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RATINGS: 1648   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
pours a cloudy orange gold with a small white head. aroma is light malt. Tastes like a lager with some hops. slightly bitter finish, but there’s some sweetness in there as well. Not in my wheelhouse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Gnarly Burger, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, floral, caramel, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1741) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelgelbe Farbe mit cremigem Schaum. Brot und Malzaroma. Süsslich im Geschmack mit bitterem Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (575) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a honey golden with a thin white head......aroma of bread, caramel.....taste is centennial hop dominating with caramel late.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DraftDodger (1122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2015
Copenhagen 5/12 2015. 12 oz (around 35 cl) bottle from Skjold Burne. Strange label with a lot of Hill tops and futuristic writing hollering "Red Hook". Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Sweet aroma of caramel and toffee. Sort of skunky. Low carbonation and creamy palate. Taste is overwhelmingly sweet. Caramel and sugary toffee. Aftertaste is a lingering sweetness. Way too sweet for me I am afraid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2015
No probs with this. Nice orange-amber with half finger of head. Strong malt taste and aroma, very sweet caramel with a bitter finish. Solid drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
azzie (788) - Pula, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Ipercoop supermarket in Muggia, Italy. Hazy orange liquid with unsteady head. Sweet smell. No bitterness in taste, but very sweet. Could taste a hint of bitterness in finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (1276) - Pula, CROATIA, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2015
Honey/amber color, small white head. Aroma is malty heavy. Taste is also malty heavy and full of sweetness, fruity hoppiness but no bitterness... Anywhere. Medium body, soft carbonation. Weird. It appears this doesnt age well.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
birraiolo (271) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
Bottigli da 12 oz. Colore ambrato schiuma pochissima bianca. Profumi lievotosi , lasciano spazio a caramello e agrumi. Al palato il debole amaro iniziale si trasforma in citrico astringente che lega il palato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4549) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Amber golden colour, slight white head. Aroma of floral hops, malts, caramel, somewhat fruity and herbal. Light bitter flavour, light floral, light herbs. Herbal finish.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

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