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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2066) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle @ Viisi Penniä. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts and fruits with some hops. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (241) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled. Hazy amber with small creamy head. Sweet aroma with black olives notes. Fresh malty taste with milky sweetness and hop final. Dry bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (410) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2014
Handy 12 fl. oz bottle. Light unclear golden to amber in the glass, small short living head. Low carbonated. Like honey and cherry on the nose. Starts malty with wild honey and cherries, light bitterness. A little bit flat on the tongue in the middle part. Light roast malty. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Absolutbeerginer (23) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Couleur ambrée claire (orange doré). Au nez de forts arômes de caramel et de miel se distinguent. De légères notes de chocolat et de vanille et de pomme verte (?!) apparaissent. La mousse fine, couleur crème retombe vite. Le malt prédomine avec ses caractéristiques "sucrées" (caramel). En bouche, l’amertume est faible, c’est la douceur des céréales qui domine. Bière à la texture crémeuse, au corps léger, légèrement pétillante. Légère finale alcoolique et amère, avec une courte longueur en bouche.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Cloudy amber with white head. Sweet, caramel aroma, sweet toffee, then light bitter undertones in the mouth, medium body, sweetish finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Medium caramel nose, slightly metallic. Light copper color. Some good rich maltiness in initial / most of this dissipates fairly quickly / decent mild bitter tracks in finish. Medium body. Not too much to say about this one. Tastes a bit like an amped-up amber. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Grabbed flavors of salted caramel, apple cider vinegar, and noble hoppiness from the bottle. A well-rounded, neutral-tasting brew perfect for any holiday event.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (126) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Very nice amber color with decent head, a bit too sweet but still bitter enough, love the bottle design ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled 20SEP11 pours a hazed amber ale with a fleeting finger of off white foam. Smells of grain, metal and a hint of a frosted flakes. Tastes sweet and malty with the slightest hint of bitterness. I’m not really impressed with the flavor of this beer. I remember back when I first got into craft, and I thought this was a good beer, nowadays, this thin bodied, hi carbed sweet beer is mediocre for me. IMO an ESB should be only subtly sweet and have a pronounced, complimentary bittering on it that results in a feeling of slaked satisfaction. Serving type: bottle 01-19-2012

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (1064) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at broadway in santa cruz, california. Clear amber red color, some white head. Citrus hoppy aroma. Malty medium body, citrus and hoppy. Quite basic.


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