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RATINGS: 1563   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 Redhooks 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Disclaimer: due to bad allergies I have a permanent stuffy nose, so I just give all the beers I rate a 5 for aroma. Anyway, this is a nice beer with good flavour--however, I thought it was odd how the carbonation made the beer taste sharp to me initially, but it ends up being neat anyway because the bitterness hits you at the end of the swallow. Not the best, but certainly not the worst, and I think its worth the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GadgetGeek (36) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
I wished for more. It is easy to be spoiled in this day and time when great beers are available and affordable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glorydaze (35) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
This esb was definately not what I had expected, but I was not disappointed. It tasted quite sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Misformore (34) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Its alright. Id have another but I dont Id go to the store to get some. Maybe im not copper ale sorta guy.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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