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RATINGS: 1639   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: caramel, toffee, malts. Taste: light to moderate sweeteness, light bitterness. Flavour: malts, toffee, caramel, some metall notes, some spices. Overall this is pleasant and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma is caramel, fudge, toffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet malts , honey, brown sugar, and light hops with slight citrus and clove. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (401) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark golden brown with a light tan creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, grain, and biscuit. Medium creamy body. Medium bitter that fades very quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma: grain, caramel malts, some citrus, light floral hops. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turns lightly sweet, grain malts dominate, light caramel, fruity. Overall: OK ESB, well-balanced, a bit light and boring. Bottle at Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hank86 (18) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: light citrus. Taste: light citrus, some caramel. Almost no carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
skatanarchy (212) - - JUN 30, 2015
레드훅 브루어리 - ESB 5.8% ABV 1987년 부터 생산된 영국식 엑스트라 스페셜 비터.엠버에일& 일종이지만 약간의 토스티 함과 시트러시한 느낌이 부스트 된 맥주. 편하게 사람들과 어울리며 즐기기 좋다

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Rich creamy off-white foam. Smells is not like much, but one detects little citrusy hops. The taste is malty with good notes of summer berries. A little weak fullness in the beginning, but soon after it unfolds a little more out offers pleasant hops with hints of citrus, apricot and slightly bitter orange peel. Carbonation is soft and comfortable and is probably the reason for its little gentle fullness. Actually, it’s a quite lovely ESB because of its malt nuances, although they are subtle. An ESB I certainly buy if I meet it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Some citrus. Light bitter finish. OK malt backbone with some mash. Good for style even if more hoppy american than most English entries on style. Bottle at party.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3660) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at Murphy’s Taproom Deep golden bordering on amber with a smallish off white head when it arrived at the table. Rich caramel and toffee maltiness with hints of earthy hop aroma and flavor. Clean and flavorful beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2015
Ambrata limpida, schiuma bianca di persistenza medio-bassa. Aroma leggero di malti leggermente tostati, erbaceo e lieve fruttato che ricorda l'uvetta. Al palato attacca dolce e leggermente agrumata, in un secondo momento si passa alla crosta di pane ed infine inizia a farsi sempre più presente un amaro erbaceo che tende ad equilibrare la coda maltata che risulta abbastanza lunga. Corpo leggero, ben carbonata.

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