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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Light unclear light to medium red amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramle, fruity, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (070808)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39960) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry fruity, grapefruity and mild peachy. Sweet fruity impression. Dry malt base, crisp hops and nice citrusy bitterness. Sweet, citric, peachy and fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is slightly dusty hoppy combined with light notes of citrus and caramel. The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, leading to a nicely bitter and dry end. I remember it as better than this from my prior RB times 4 years ago.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops. Malty flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with a small, off-white head. Light aroma of caramel. Medium-bodied with some sweet caramel and some vaguely citrusy underlying aroma hops. Dry finish. 150506

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (24903) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour, not much head. Weak vegetable nose. Hoppy fruity flavour. Not special in anyway.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Copper coloured. Malty (crystal malt profile) and spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
8th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Fruity, clean light brown beer. Soft palate, sweet with a nice generic fruitisness the runs throughout. Very nice!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of pepper and malt. Medium body. Some sort of spice, decent bitterness in the taste and the finish.


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