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RATINGS: 1504   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zygomatic99 (17) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2002
Calling this beer an ’ESB’ is kind of a misnomer. This beer has a very minor bitterness when you take the first sip, but is pretty mellow otherwise. Still, this is a good beer and is definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
The old standard, I think I’d like this beer better if it weren’t the fall back "good beer" for all the parties at the University of Washington, but now tasting it again and editing out all the hungover memories of an esb aftertaste i think it’s still a very good beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bakes (17) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2003
It is much lighter than I expected but I enjoyed it! I need to pick up some of their porter's now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyanetwhip (17) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2005
Always have this on draft at the local burger spot...Very tasty...full and drikable. Nice maltiness and just the right amount of hops. Has gotten better in recent years. Earlier brews had a "banana like" after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyleMac5 (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Dark ESB, I enjoy the sweet malty flavor it has. I’m from Seattle so I’m a little biased with red hook, I tend to enjoy their beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrxkaboom (17) - juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Tried both bottle and tap, with the tap being far superior. A reddish appearence with a distinctive first falvor and a smooth yet lasting finish, Red Hook’s ESB is a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bottles (16) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Redhook ESB Original Ale has an aroma consisting of toast, pine, and mild pineapple notes. It pours an hazy copper color with eighth inch head but no lasting lace. The flavor is toasty with hints of grapefruit and raisins. It begins with a bitter aftertaste that lessens as it warms. This beer has a creamy, medium mouthfeel with a very mild warming feeling as it goes down. Well balanced. This is a very good ESB, easy to drink, and is recommended!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ConcreteLance (16) - Milton, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bready caramel aroma. Copper colored with soapy head. Smooth, slick texture with nice carbonation. Sweet, malty caramel flavor no real bitterness or hop character. Average beer at best, much better offerings available from Red Hook in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle - Nice copper color with a thin head. Hoppy, low to med body and a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kendog (16) - whittier, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Easy drinking beer with not a whole lot going on. Good tasting session beer at a fair price. Carmel malt flavor with a slight hoppy bitterness.

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