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RATINGS: 1582   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


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   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.

3.1
   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.

3.8
   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.

2.8
   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...

2.9
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
I like it! Tasty mix of earthy, bitter caramel. Aftertaste is a bit odd, but I like the flavor over the tongue a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Pours a nice copper colour with a considerable amount of a white smooth head. The Nose is pleasantly Hoppy. After the initial Hop assualt which is quite impressive, there exists a sweetish finish in the palate. A veritable grapefruit explosion. This beer when chilled reveals a balanced combination of sweet Malts, and bitter Hops and some other overtones that make this brew a genuine Gem insofar as an all around good swilling brew. This brew is comparable to others in higher price categories. Try it you will like it. Kudos to Redhook Brewery.

3
   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.

3.1
   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.


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