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RATINGS: 1557   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (364) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours clear bronze amber with a large, full, creamy just off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and cereal. Taste follows with a nice rich toasted maltiness; sweetness lingers into bitterness and a long, pleasant aftertaste. Some floral hop notes. Crisp, dry. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1291) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at Café Fiasco, Oslo. Has a slightly hazy light orange colour and a small, off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel, apricot and some leather. Has a fruity flavour as well with lots of apricot and grassy hops in the end. Slick mouth feel, and has a light to medium bitterness. An easy-drinking and fruity ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (175) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours cloudy amber. Head disappears quickly, little lacing. Aroma of bread, orange, flowers. Taste of caramel malt sweetness, decent earthy hop bitterness. Highly carbonated, light-medium body that finishes sweet. It’s Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4226) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle @ Royal Gourmetburger & Gin, Bergen. Pours a clear deep orange-hued coppery body with a small white head. Nose is red fruits, raisins, mild caramel, hints of peaches and grass. Taste is mild red fruits and raisins, berries, caramel and hints of honey melon and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Nice ESB on the fruity side of things.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a honey amber. Aroma is on the weak side. Taste is clean and crisp. Finish is malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Somewhat disappointing. Too sweet to be an ESB. The only highlight is a relatively long and good aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
I used to think that Red Hook was really good beer about 25 years ago, my tastes have really changed since then. 12 oz. bottle, pours light amber/orange with a slight head that quickly evaporates, no lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, grain, slightly floral. Has some bread notes on the flavor, pretty aggressive bitterness but in the range for the style. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Highly carbonated, which accentuates the sharp bitterness. Seems to be a one trick pony, not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amberish with a white head. Taste bitter, malt, floral. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. mild malt body with hops to match. not the most flavorful esb, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5763) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2014
Ambrata quadi limpida schiuma media non molto intensa lieve mslto una leggera lippolatura s bilanciada secchezza mefia discreto smaro non mto lungo

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