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RATINGS: 1525   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
Faint aroma - a touch of caramel and bread. Orange-copper color. It has an soft, almost sweet bitterness with okay hop presence. Medium body, easy drinker. Red Hook’s older recipes seem so moderate compared with new beers.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niller (536) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from Bilka. Pours hazy orange/reddish with an off-white head. A bit sweetish taste of malt, hint of caramel, hops, some fruits. Soft carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2081) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Howlader (639) - - JUL 6, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (37) - - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a really nice amber color. Nicely balanced beer, notes of fruit and honey. Easy to drink. Just delightful

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (454) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - 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).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (83) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (532) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (900) - 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.


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