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RATINGS: 1624   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 Redhookís 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Burst of grain flavor with the first sip, that is a bit overwhelming, but starts to grow on you. Average amber

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle pours amber with medium tan head. Light aroma is of sweet caramel. Taste is fairly sweet with hints or honey, caramel, and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Good but not outstanding. Noticeable maltiness, nice color, avoids being too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Has a little bitterness, tastes pretty good after Iíve finished half a beer and my mouth has become acclimated to itís slightly sharp taste.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I donít know what it was about this beer that I liked so much. Maybe it was the long day at work. There really isnít a good aroma. It is really light. The appearance is fine but not eye catching. The flavor however is strong and bitter. THATS THE REASON I LIKE IT!!! The flavor lasts after it is gone and isnít sour. A great beer for those who like to get punched with hops and bitterness!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
Iíd say this beer is better on draft then by bottle, Iíve had both. It is very hoppy, medium in body, and somewhat sweet. Overall a solid ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
A classic, deep amber hue, rich malt sweetness, mildly hopped easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Not really special or bitter... I prefer the extra bite of their IPA.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
tastes like coffee to me and is way to thick and way to dark for my taste buds.


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