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RATINGS: 1635   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 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


3.8
   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.

3.5
   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.

2.6
   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.

3
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Aroma is slightly citrus hops and mild yeast fruit. Appearance: Copper, clear with substantial head. Good lacing. Flavor is Mostly malt sweetness with just a touch of bitterness. Overall, slightly sweet. Low carbonation. Medium body, foamy mouthfeel. A decent go-to beer and a good craft "intro" beer for dads, uncles, and college students.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrJoller (101) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Pour is amber with a spongy looking fast vanishing head. Aroma is almost absent with some caramel notes but nothing too spectacular. Mouthfeel is low to medium carb, seriously lacks something, is not right in my opinion. Taste is caramel and sweet malts and not so much bitter, not complex at all and not very balanced. A major meh.

3.7
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001


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