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RATINGS: 1645   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 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 (1457) - 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 (7614) - 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 (3789) - 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 (549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 7, 2015
Bevuta dopo un arsa giornata, ha fatto la sua decente figura, nulla di più e nulla di meno...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanderings878 (78) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato, poca schiuma che svanisce subito. Aroma abbastanza debole, malto, erbaceo, luppolo e lievissimamente fruttato. Gusto non particolarmete bilanciato, dove un amaro poco più che leggero, toglie dalla bocca la dolcezza (anch’essa debole) iniziale. Gradevole al palato, carbonatazione media, corpo leggero. A suo favore, si beve davvero bene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JUN 1, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a bready smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of a caramel and brown sugar smell. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of earth and roast. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly roasted and bready flavor mixed with a bit of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances a bit more roast and some flavors of molasses join the flavor profile sweetening it up a bit. A little bit of a grainy and hop flavor of earth and hay come to the tongue at the end, leaving one with a rather smooth, moderately sweet, but easy going flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style the feel is rather nice as it keeps it easy drinking, all while accentuating the light hop and malty tastes of the brew rather nicely. Overall – A very easy drinking esb overall. A little on the sweeter side with a little less hop, almost more amber like, but overall a rather tasty brew. A nice simple drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Well rounded beverage with a malty character and a fair bit of fruitiness without going too sweet. Toasted finish goes a tad harsh and lowers overall experience.

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