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RATINGS: 1542   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz bottle 12/02 (Old Notes)-Pours bronze with a decent head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grains. Taste of the same with more sweetness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (723) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Slightly toasted malts and burnt hop flavor. Thin body and medium duration. Boring though, not one I would get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (39) - Camberely, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
A pretty good effort at a strong English style best bitter, great malt at first and then lovely hoppy flavours coming through as the beer warms up a little bit in the glass, a good around beer. (would be interesting to taste from a cask rather than keg)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (213) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Continuing my ESB streak of the past few days, this is my first sampling from RedHook brewing. I am impressed, fits the style well but also successfully branches out with the American hop varieties rather than the standard English hops. The appearance is a slightly paler and more golden brown color, good head and lacing. Aroma is a little weak, but features caramel maltiness with some brown sugar notes. Flavor features citrus fruit hop flavors paired with rich maltiness, mildly toasty. Just a little thin on the palate, but is still enjoyable. finishes clean and fresh, well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours clear bronze amber with a large, full, creamy just off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and cereal. Taste follows with a nice rich toasted maltiness; sweetness lingers into bitterness and a long, pleasant aftertaste. Some floral hop notes. Crisp, dry. Pretty drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at Café Fiasco, Oslo. Has a slightly hazy light orange colour and a small, off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel, apricot and some leather. Has a fruity flavour as well with lots of apricot and grassy hops in the end. Slick mouth feel, and has a light to medium bitterness. An easy-drinking and fruity ale.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours cloudy amber. Head disappears quickly, little lacing. Aroma of bread, orange, flowers. Taste of caramel malt sweetness, decent earthy hop bitterness. Highly carbonated, light-medium body that finishes sweet. It’s Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle @ Royal Gourmetburger & Gin, Bergen. Pours a clear deep orange-hued coppery body with a small white head. Nose is red fruits, raisins, mild caramel, hints of peaches and grass. Taste is mild red fruits and raisins, berries, caramel and hints of honey melon and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Nice ESB on the fruity side of things.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a honey amber. Aroma is on the weak side. Taste is clean and crisp. Finish is malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Somewhat disappointing. Too sweet to be an ESB. The only highlight is a relatively long and good aftertaste.


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