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RATINGS: 1642   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 Redhookís 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Appearance- nice big foamy head that lasted a good bit. No lacing. Semi clear/hazy. Honey gold. Smell- clean, crisp. Strong malts up front. Moderately hoppy. Taste- malty, sweet up front. Pleasant bitterness on the back. Mouthfeel- light to medium body, creamy, smooth. Overall- very nice. Nothing too complex (as itís designed). An easy drinker with good qualities, especially the taste given the reasonable (low) 5.8% ABV. Would have again and definitely recommend. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
In bottiglia 35cl. aroma di caramello intenso, erbaceo accennato e poco altro. al palato corpo leggero, carbonazione bassa, il caramello la fa da padrone lasciando spazio nel finale ad un amaro erbaceo che ha avuto tempi migliori e non riesce a bilanciare la birra a dovere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2252) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pint upstairs at Red Hook, Tylerís 30th. Before the craft beer explosion, this was a go to beer for me. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is lemon citrus, multigrain cereal, floral. Taste follows. Lemon, caramel, multigrain cereal, mild floral hop. Easy drinking, sweet and malty, but with a high carbonation level for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Toffee and caramel aromas present. Sweet on the palate with a touch of pepper a slightly dry finish. Oily mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
seehaferb23 (201) - - APR 23, 2015
The beer club at Cannery Row tried the ESB category for the first time . Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (837) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 23, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: a tough day on the JV diamond needs a Cavs win tonight... APPEARANCE: rather translucent copper body with slow bubbles; white head is swiftly evaporating and uneven but soapy; lacing is a haphazard occurrence... AROMA: Centennial and Willamette hops present an aromatic, bitter kick; immutable caramel malts provide a formidable one-two punch... PALATE: buttery smooth with a whisper of carbonation; a bitter finish of a medium-bodied, pleasantly drinkable ale ... TASTE: a nicely balanced mixture of bitter, almond-nutty, buttery base and softer aromatic hops--some bubblegum too; a tasty, mild, sessionable beer ... OVERALL: drinkable is the word--a pint worthy of an oaken bar and some pub fare; a good sports companion...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with a very small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light hops. Taste is bitter with little to no hops-- kind of disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (416) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours a nice Amber color with a good white head. Head retention is poor. Sweet malt, orange, very slight citrus and bitterness. Flavors of sweet malt, orange, slight caramel, malt bitterness and very slight pepper. Itís a refreshing ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2508) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Small bottle - I didnít write it down. Maybe 330 mL. Nice looking beer, decent ESB aroma. But the flavour is on the sweet side, and itís really lacking in any sort of subtlety. Maybe youíre not looking for that ina an ESB. But there are better, easily available, examples out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Small offwhite coarseish head. Clear brown body. Raisiny caramelly strawy aroma with floral fruity notes. Dry-sweet fruity perfumy caramelly taste with strawberry and spice notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy herbal caramel aftertaste with raisiny cocos notes. Nice, drinkable, slightly artificial. (0.355l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik.)

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