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RATINGS: 1525   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a amber/ orange color with a very thin head. The aroma is malty with lots of bread & cereal to it. The taste has notes of earthy, with caramel. Overall an ok ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (282) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bronse clouty with white head that dosnt last. Fruity candy, honey in the aroma. Malt candy with clear bitterness in the aftertaste, overall the taste is mild. The aftertaste grows. Watery but high in carbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy bronze beer with a poor head retention; lemony and light piney hoppiness; a good malt backbone; light sticky and with some malt sweetness; a decent bitterness; quite dry and long fruity and piney hoppy finish - pretty nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrElectrico (10) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
poured from bottle in New Orleans. Nice hint of caramel aroma, lingering burnt sugar on the palette. Really well balanced easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma of metal, hops, sugar. Copper colour, flat carbon. Yellow head. Tries to be sweet but ends up being metallic. Like the worst red ale there is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is super sweet with lots of crystal malt, some caramel, and a little huskiness. Some light floral hops make it past some of the sweetness. The flavor is too sweet for my tastes in the style, and the low bitterness level doesn’t help to balance things out very well. Finishes with some lingering brown sugar, husky malt, and very light floral hoppiness. Light bodied with fizzy prickly forced carbonation and a lingering huskiness. Meh, not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DennisKirk (108) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
One very fine beer, good taste and bitterness, not too much tho, great balance between the sweetness and bitterness thanks to the caramel. Bought in Danish supermarket Bilka for 25 kr/ approx 5 dollars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
8/16/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. A bit more hoppy than amber ales, but still just a malty backbone with caramel flavors. A bit bland in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 35,5 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Muddy amber with an average pale ochre head. Aromas of malt, cereals, toffy, hazelnut, apricot, herb. Malted sweetness, bread, white fruits and caramel. A bit fat and hints of mash. Earthy and grassy hop.

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