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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A very good ESB that is slightly behind Fuller’s taste but much easier to find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrPiva (96) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2007
This was my entry in Redhoook many years ago. The draft still outshines the bottle but even it just cannot compete with many other ESB’s on the market. Why - hard to explain but tastes weak (weak malt, weak hops), just tastes watered down. Finish like many Redhooks is somewhat funky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours out alight amber colour with a nice bubbly white head with patchy lacing. Scent is pretty standard fare for an ESB... grain and sharp hoppiness unfortunately accented with a metallic tinge. Taste is smooth and hoppy. Starts out with a velvety texture and then proceeds independently into a sharp hoppiness. A light flavour of grain and metallic taste is left on the palate as it goes down. A very mild ESB that unfortunately has some unpleasant metallic qualities. Drinkable but not an outstanding example of its type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Amber colored with a good head and good lacing. A definite aroma of hops. A bitter taste the hops that leaves a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 30, 2006
The bottle poured a copper colored lightly carbonated beverage that was not quite crystal clear ... slightly hazy. It had an ample head that dissipated within 5 minutes and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The aromas of bread and malt predominated with notes of dried sweet fruit. It had a medium body with a watery texture and average carbonation. The finish was long and somewhat bitter as it should be. There was a good balance between the strong malt initial taste and the growing bitterness as the flavor matured on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - AUG 10, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Poured a clear medium amber with lots of bubbles. Average-sized, fuly lasting creamy off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of doughy yeasty, pine hops, and honey malts. Some earthy cheese smell too. Pleasantly, I found the flavor to be as well-balanced as the nose. Lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Hops and malts are well alligned, never in conflict. Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Oh, how I love this beer. Poured an incredible amber color. The Smell was great, all leading up to an excellent taste. Definately something I'm going to be drinking on a regular basis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
I had this beer while visiting providence. It was pretty refreshing and I enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (90) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
A pretty good effort at a strong English style best bitter, great malt at first and then lovely hoppy flavours coming through as the beer warms up a little bit in the glass, a good around beer. (would be interesting to taste from a cask rather than keg)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma of cereal and bread. Taste is malty up front with mild bitterness to finish it off and a rather dry finish

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