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RATINGS: 1584   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma of cereal and bread. Taste is malty up front with mild bitterness to finish it off and a rather dry finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle - pours light amber with a 1 finger head. Nose is malty, taste is smooth, well balanced beer, but a touch heavy on the malt. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle. Light copper pour with small quickly diminishing head. Sweet, citrus, berry, orange flavor. Smooth with some bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aetheon (85) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2009
slightly copper dark golden color, with a slight haze, smallish off white head, with only a little lacing. flavor is mostly of lots of light roasted malty-ness, and nice notable hop finish that is fairly clean. notes of bread and nuttiness. I dont notice the 5.7% alcohol at all, Overall a very nice english bitter that I would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Fairly average tasting ESB... the label mentions the "badass local beer scene" of Seattle... hoh hum... I think there are a lot of cities with "badass" beer scenes... the foam in this stuff doesn’t really sit too well on my mouth...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pretty hard to judge. As it is to style and no infections or stuff like that with smaller places. I am just not to impressed but again it is an ESB and not an XXIPA. Typical earthy hops slightly bitter and hoppy and decent malts. Judge for your self it us everywhere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2001
Nice and fresh. Just a little bit to malty in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2002
I do enjoy Red Hook, and never a dull moment. On tap or in the bottle, pretty good bar beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2001
Good appearance, aroma, flavor on the mild side. Not bitter at all. Better than average, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Nothing bad to say about it. It’s average! If it’s the special at the local joint I’m alright with drinking one or two.

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