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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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillHick420 (432) - North Dakota, - NOV 29, 2012
Pours light amber with a white head that disappears fast. Nose of slight sweet malt. Aroma of some sweet malts. Sweet taste, but not much else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Nice copper colour and a small offwhite head. Very faint aroma with a little bit of hops and some citrus. Taste is good, however. Starts with some bitterness and then turns into sweeter tones. Hints of bubblegum flavours. Mouthfeel is weak in the beginning but when it gets mixed with the carbonation it has really nice soft and tingly feel. It’s a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 17, 2014
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral orange, malty with some pine. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
355ml embossed stubby bottle. Amer/gold unfiltered olor, forhty 1 finger head. Herbal, bready nose. Flavor is sticky bready, not the worst beer but pretty lame for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Botle: nothing too exciting, which is exactly what I expected. Bready... Malty... Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"doesn’t differentiate itself from the rest of the line-up enough to be unique...or very good. a below average esb. a little to bitter, and slightly light on the flavor. i’ll pass."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
clear orange-yellow, large smooth yellow head. mildly bitter aroma, malts. not so us hoppy.flavor is malty, bitter, bitter malty, faint caramel,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5309) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Sample from bottle at Vecturamesse. Brown colour, Some caramel in aroma and flavour. The flavour is otherwise too bland for an ESB, with too moderate hops. Will re-rate when I get a full bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Btl pours a hazy dull,pale amber color. Big,thick,soapy off white head that vanished quickly leaving bits of lace on glass. Smells fruity,with a hint of breadiness,a bit of earth and minerals. Tastes of sweet caramel, bread and a touch of herbal hops. Smooth almost watery mouthfeel,average carbonation, light body and a soft,slightly bitter finish. This is a decent beer that is easy to swallow. Unfortunately this beer is nothing special, just an average offering. Boring!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Very clean and crisp. Almost no aftertaste. Refreshing to the extreme, tasty and overall a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a nice golden amber with 2 finger head. Aroma of malt, and a bit of pine. Flavor matches aroma, low bitterness and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Kind of watery and flavor doesn’t linger.

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