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RATINGS: 1526   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (1068) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5631) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Slightly hazy deep golden-orange. Aroma of slightly stale malt, cookies, fruity notes and a light floral hops hint. Sweetish flavor with malt, some fruitiness, biscuit, cardboard notes, caramel and a finish with mild bitterness, a bit earthy. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2884) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Sweet smell and taste with some sponge cake. The sweetness is not like most ESB this felt more like a low ABV old ale. Still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - DEC 6, 2013
Almost clear amber with a nice foamy head. Aroma very "English" with caramel, herbal, and nutty notes. Taste somewhat more carbonated and, alas, a bit more oxidized than you’d expect from a true English ESB but otherwise spot on. With the exception of the fact that no self-respecting Englishman would drink a "half-pint", I can totally imagine drinking this down at the local. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neur0 (848) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2013
(Flasche) Es hat eine bernsteinerne Farbe, ist filtriert mit kleinen Floaties und einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist harzig, Rinde, Schokolade, Alkohol und etwas sirupartige Süße. In der Kopfnote sind Waldbeeren zu erahnen. Der Geschmack ist erstaunlich schlank, etwas Waldbeeren, Rinde und kaum Bittere. Im Nachgeschmack bleibt ein bisschen die samtige, breite, leichte Btittere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper gold. Aroma is slightly nutty and sweet, metallic, lightly west coast choppy. Flavor is slightly citrus, tannic, cloying off sweetness, wooden dead bitter end. Feel is slick and thin then gritty in an unpleasant way. Drinkable and innocuous when not thinking about it too hard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (248) - Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap, dark mahogany pour with little head. Nice malty profile with very little hop flavor. Sweet overtones with a hint of bitter at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2013
0.355 l bottle at Timo A’s. Copper to amber color. Mellow tropical and floral aroma with lemon and pale caramel. Caramelly and fruity taste with restrained lemon, nuts and toffee. Medium bitterness. Medium to full body. Quite mellow and caramelly, for ESB I would like to have more bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROBC3366 (518) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Moderate malty and light hops in the aroma. Some caramel too. White fizzy head. Not lasting. The colour is amber with some red tones. Has a moderate bitter taste and is a (very) little sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (754) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Leather, root cellar, citrus, melon, a little bit metallic. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium body. Light carbonation.

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