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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - SEP 7, 2001
word to your mother, good beer

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - NOV 1, 2001
Hmm...great aroma, nice color, a bit cloudy, the flavor was slightly too bitter, and it left something to be desired. It was a good match with Chinese food, and good when drank very cold.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
Well Done. Served on tap in Safeco Field. Nice body, full flavor. Good. For a bitter, missing the extra bite.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
snook91901 (34) - USA - OCT 28, 2008
Salt...that is my main descriptor of the beer. It was not a bitter as far as I could tell. It pours beautifully and had an intriguing hop aroma but tasted like someone had dumped a pound of salt in the fermenter. Strange overall.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
bottle- pour pint glass. nice copper color. mild aroma. subtle floral. quickly vanishing frothy white head. quick malt and slight bitter taste upfront, very good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glorydaze (34) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Pours a copper to bronze color. Starts sweet but finishes dry. Strikes a decent balance on taste and palate making it a good summer time beer. Very drinkable ESB. Not outstanding but worth a six pack now and again.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
I don't really like ales, but this ones fairly tolerable. After-taste is like most other ales.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This is crap. Anheuser Bush product. Absolutely no character. Best examples of the ESB style that I’ve tasted remain with AleSmith & Fuller’s from across the pond.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
never heard of this beer all i saw was ESB of the box and being as hungover as i was at the time thats all i bothered to read. well as i was soon to find out it was not an Extra Special Bitter as i had previously thought, anyway not a bad beer good to drink if your gonna drink alot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuyCuba (32) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
A very good bitter ale. Flavor is a bit restrained, but there’s a nice bit of hop taste and a good nose and palate. Would go very well with fried food. [12 oz. botlle, BevMo]


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