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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pretty hard to judge. As it is to style and no infections or stuff like that with smaller places. I am just not to impressed but again it is an ESB and not an XXIPA. Typical earthy hops slightly bitter and hoppy and decent malts. Judge for your self it us everywhere.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This beer is fine. I’m not a huge fan of amber ales like this, but it drinks well. A very solid beer, but not my preference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 I like this beer. Poured out a medium amber, light notes of fruit and malts. Semi dry finish with nice lingering bitterness. Overall a very drinkable brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Red Hook ESB is a decent beer. If you like bud light at twice the cost, then this is your beer. I was not impressed with the ESB as I am with the Red Hook IPA.

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