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RATINGS: 1613   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lawdog04051 (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Always a good stand by! Tasty and not bitter at all, flavor is smooth from start to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
BillRSimmons (4) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Nice big round flavor, great golden appearance and head. This one’s right down the middle, like a session beer x 2.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and hops. Taste is bitter and a bit metallic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhoffman_5 (7) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
Not what I expected. Had the taste of a mediocre amber with poor finish. Overall bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (369) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
very nice aroma, good malt/hop. dark golden in color with zero head. taste is nicely balanced between malt and hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (675) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma is mild with notes of caramel, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and toffee. Taste is medium to very bitter, light sweet and faint acidic. Body is light oily with light sparkling carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of malt, caramel, lime, milk, hazelnut, walnut and hints of dandelion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (783) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle 0,355L. Courtesy of Gregor. Cloudy, cooper-orange colour with small, frothy, off-white head and lively visible carbonation. Gentle fruity aroma of mango and peach, as well as some citruses. Taste starts light bitter with nutty mouthfeel and finish medium bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Good ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Very clean and crisp. Almost no aftertaste. Refreshing to the extreme, tasty and overall a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (305) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Nice copper colour and a small offwhite head. Very faint aroma with a little bit of hops and some citrus. Taste is good, however. Starts with some bitterness and then turns into sweeter tones. Hints of bubblegum flavours. Mouthfeel is weak in the beginning but when it gets mixed with the carbonation it has really nice soft and tingly feel. It’s a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 17, 2014
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral orange, malty with some pine. Sweet finish.

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