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RATINGS: 1642   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MNAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Slightly hazy amber with solid carbonation and a white head that recedes quickly. Bready aroma. Nice mouth feel, sweet malt taste transitions to a very mild bittering. This is a refreshing beer, but it is lacking the depth and complexity of flavors expected of an ESB. It has no glaring faults; it just doesn’t stand up to the competition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 24, 2002
This beer is much better in my opinion than their IPA. This has allot of flavor and is fresh and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Clear amber, frothy off-white head. Nice lacing. Sweet, yeast, bread aroma. Nice smooth drinking beer. Not much hop biterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Straight from the bottle. Sharp and full bodied. No overpowering elements, clean hops and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
poured from a bottle. able to get a decent white head that quickly melted back into the beer. Nice amber color. The taste was good but with no bite and the flavor didnt last long at all. I found this drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
A good full tasting beer. Never can go wrong with this one. Easy to find many places and is an enjoyable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 30, 2007
(Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Memphis, TN) Clear and copper. Smells spicy and slightly fruity. Taste is frtuier than the smell with a well balanced bitterness in the finish. Palte is watery but smooth. Very drinkable and satifying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light red with a hint of gold to it. Very nice head. Aroma is of malt, very sweet with a hint of alcohol. Body is very thin. Flavor is sweet malt, almost no hops very smooth. Bit of alcohol at the end. Decent brew. Not bad, not great. Good price. Very fresh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kane (111) - USA - APR 10, 2005
Wow has this beer changed. I remember loving this beer "back in the day" when it was in the short bottles and brewed in WA. The color and taste are the big changes, it used to be a very orange amber now a yellow amber. Taste used to be a good balance of caramel malts and west coast hops, now it has a musty hop taste. It has been awhile since I tried the tall bottle version, I had forgotten how bad this beer has fallen. RIP.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
No noticeable aroma. Flavor was moderately bitter and enjoyable. I found the palate to be too flat for my taste. A very average ESB.

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