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RATINGS: 1582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottled 0,33L. Burned reddish color, good bubbly aspect with creamy head. Intense roasty wood and cask aroma, notes of soft roast cereals and cortex. Fresh and nearly smooth taste, hop, grains, dampen wood. Extended bitterish final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (123) - - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a really nice amber color. Nicely balanced beer, notes of fruit and honey. Easy to drink. Just delightful

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JUN 17, 2014
Limpido color ambrato con soffice cappello bianco di schiuma. Una bitter luppolata, biscottata e delicatamente fruttata con note amarognole di caramello. Corpo ed effervescenza lievi, struttura un po’ acquosa. Dissetante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
Cloudy amber coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet with some caramel and sweet toffee notes. Taste is toasted malt. Medium finish and palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8943) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle at Café Sånn in Tromsø. Slowly diminishing pearl white head. Amber coloured body with a slight haze. Moderate, mixed hopped aroma of lemon and grass, malty sweetness beneath. Well blended, succulent taste of orange, lemon, and mild caramel sustained by a bittersweet ending. Fine bodied. Fresh and soft in the mouth. A nice partner to my Tromsø fish burger (05.06.2014).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (181) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
22 FL OZ ($2.50) very good and smooth beer. Liked it alot. a great light beer and at the price is hard to beat.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (943) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Nothing special or bitter about this beer. Very faint aroma of hops and malt. Amber color not much head. Mild taste a hint of hops, a hint of malt but nothing very distinctive. Slightly oily feel with no after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1367) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale body with medium to high head. Aroma is malty, with gentle caramel touches, very light fruity esters. Taste has medium to higher malty sweet profile, somehow grainy in the after taste, bitterness is light to medium, earthy. High drinkability. Body is full, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
A decent esb. Really bitter and decently hoppy. Pours orange in color with a light hea. Ha in Oklahoma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1170) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
August 31st, 2012 - ESB’s aren’t my style of drinking, but a sophisticated, engaging ESB is still something worth trying, even if it is more of a gulping beer than a sipping beer. The ESB nestles nicely in this category, I took a terrible photo of it, but from what I can tell it’s a deep, hazy and murky rusty brown color, from which a mild aroma of pale malts and a slight metallic touch, likely lent by the hops, give this a nice and bitter engagement. The flavor is good too, though most remarkable is how quenching this beer feels. The interaction between the low alcohol content and palate make this a real thirst slaker, and the flavor is no slouch either. The taste is very plain, but there’s a good mango sweetness ornamenting the taste, and a long aftertaste featuring pine hops. This is engaging and affordable enough to be worth bringing to board game night.

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