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RATINGS: 1588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
very nicly done, I really enjoyed this one, in fact it was my first ESB I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle: I found this beer to be quite pleasant. It’s not the most complex beer in the world but would be great on a hot summer day or with pizza. There is not much aroma or head, but the medium hoppiness flavor was enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Great color. Smooth amber. Good amount of head. I like it a lot overall. Could be a little more bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured copper with small, thin white head that disappeared quickly. Hops and citrus in the nose. Hops and more malt in the taste with some orange flavor. Thinner than I expected but is quite drinkable... a recommendation perhaps for someone just getting into beer but not much more going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zaphod13 (41) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Draught. Rich amber color, lovely aroma of Malta and grain. Malty and crisp flavor that demands attention. Dry finish. Very enjoyable beer worth seeking out, especially on tap when you can find it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is a much different brew, and in only a few years time. Pours a copper color, with paper thin sea-foam head. Very shallow on the nose, with slight brush of hops and malt. Light-thin bodied that promises much up front with a decent grain/malt flavor that disappears quick to a medicinal blanket of disorganized grain and salt. The sharp snap that accompanied many a earlier RedHook ESB is lost to a very generic and watered down flavor. This beer has lost its way more than Brady Bunch when they added that frikkin' Oliver kid to their roster. The once medium bodied ESB with a nice hop crack on the ass is forever lost like Van Halen on a Yamaha DX7 keyboard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2004
I would get this beer again, I had it on tap this weekend. It is hanging on the border of my approval. I’ll drink it any day, but it is best when camping or hiking. Amber in color. Worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Enjoyable brew and my favorite of Red Hook’s offerings. I have had this on draft at Saltwater Grille in PCB, Florida, and available bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Not bad. ESBs are one of my favorite types of beer and this one is pretty average. Bitter (obviously), with very slight maltiness to balance it. Balance is key with ESBs, and this is a very drinkable beer. However, there are definitely better ESBs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Say now I like this stuff. Had it on tap by golly and I think I will definately have it again.

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