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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Amber color. Low aroma-sort of hoppy metallic. A notch above average flavor. Somewhat bitter but the metallic flavor is a detractor. Slight trace of maltiness. Good body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Light amber in color, good head for the style and maintained lacing down the glass. Aroma a little lacking, but overall a great session beer. Malty and sweet with enough hops to keep it from cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2001
A very good and easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
Tastes like your typical amber ale...not too far off a Rickard’s Red aroma and appearance. Plenty of carbonation keeps this beer fizzling on the tounge down to the last drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Like the copperish amber color. Taste was nice. Nothing special but nice when your low on cash.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Silght hazy orange copper color with a thin off white head. Malty bready aroma and slight indication of hops. Full body and mid carbonation. Thin malt flavor thats almost fruity. Soft bitter bite of hops. Fairly even finish. An average esb. I like mine to have more complexities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Light malt aroma. Red amber with strong carbonation and a medium head that lasts. Flavor was mild malt upfront with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2004
This is a pretty mediocre example of an ESB. Save your money for a Fullers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Nice sized head with some staying power atop a brownish brew. There is a bit of caramel in the nose with an earthy hoppy bites as well. More earthyness on the tongue with some spicyness as well. I also seem to detect some cinnamon flavor. Bitterness around the tongue and a nice hop aftertaste. The brew seems a little too watery in the mouth, however. Still, a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
I could drink lots of this. Nice start and finish. Easy- medium body, consistent. Great color.

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