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RATINGS: 1542   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Absolutbeerginer (23) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Couleur ambrée claire (orange doré). Au nez de forts arômes de caramel et de miel se distinguent. De légères notes de chocolat et de vanille et de pomme verte (?!) apparaissent. La mousse fine, couleur crème retombe vite. Le malt prédomine avec ses caractéristiques "sucrées" (caramel). En bouche, l’amertume est faible, c’est la douceur des céréales qui domine. Bière à la texture crémeuse, au corps léger, légèrement pétillante. Légère finale alcoolique et amère, avec une courte longueur en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2287) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Cloudy amber with white head. Sweet, caramel aroma, sweet toffee, then light bitter undertones in the mouth, medium body, sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Medium caramel nose, slightly metallic. Light copper color. Some good rich maltiness in initial / most of this dissipates fairly quickly / decent mild bitter tracks in finish. Medium body. Not too much to say about this one. Tastes a bit like an amped-up amber. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Grabbed flavors of salted caramel, apple cider vinegar, and noble hoppiness from the bottle. A well-rounded, neutral-tasting brew perfect for any holiday event.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (132) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Very nice amber color with decent head, a bit too sweet but still bitter enough, love the bottle design ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled 20SEP11 pours a hazed amber ale with a fleeting finger of off white foam. Smells of grain, metal and a hint of a frosted flakes. Tastes sweet and malty with the slightest hint of bitterness. I’m not really impressed with the flavor of this beer. I remember back when I first got into craft, and I thought this was a good beer, nowadays, this thin bodied, hi carbed sweet beer is mediocre for me. IMO an ESB should be only subtly sweet and have a pronounced, complimentary bittering on it that results in a feeling of slaked satisfaction. Serving type: bottle 01-19-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (1123) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at broadway in santa cruz, california. Clear amber red color, some white head. Citrus hoppy aroma. Malty medium body, citrus and hoppy. Quite basic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Slightly hazy deep golden-orange. Aroma of slightly stale malt, cookies, fruity notes and a light floral hops hint. Sweetish flavor with malt, some fruitiness, biscuit, cardboard notes, caramel and a finish with mild bitterness, a bit earthy. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3032) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Sweet smell and taste with some sponge cake. The sweetness is not like most ESB this felt more like a low ABV old ale. Still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (563) - ISRAEL - DEC 6, 2013
Almost clear amber with a nice foamy head. Aroma very "English" with caramel, herbal, and nutty notes. Taste somewhat more carbonated and, alas, a bit more oxidized than you’d expect from a true English ESB but otherwise spot on. With the exception of the fact that no self-respecting Englishman would drink a "half-pint", I can totally imagine drinking this down at the local. Very nice.

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