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RATINGS: 1525   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops, fruits and notes of molasses.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Almost clear amber colour. Very small frothy white head. OK fruit flavour, some alcohol. Has a hint of plastic, but nothing to worry about.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle at DØE BeerFest 2013. Clear golden - white head. Citrus, tobacco, caramel, breadish, light body, light amber malts, toasted, light to medium hoppy, berrie notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13153) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Slight hazy amber. Thin beige head. Not a great ESB, some good fruit, but no body to back it up. I expected it to be darker to reflect the style. Some US hop on end. Bit of grapefruit. Still a bit murky as I’m not sure it was 100% ready to be served.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2007
Bottled. A clear, golden beer with some beige head. Hops, malt, more hops, beef-stock and some alcohol makes the aroma. The flavor is quite hoppy and piney, but is too short on malt to make it a balanced beer. It’s not bad though. It is full-bodied, and with a piney finish followed up by malt and stock. A nice beer, but a bit on the hoppy side, definately not the average English ESB. (070119)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2001
Typical of the style and region. That’s not a bad thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a medium amber color with a medium head. The beer has a nice hoopy flavor with hints of carmel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Its ties to Bud means that you can find this quite good beer on tap all over the place. Always a reliable pick, with medium hoppiness (a bit less than you’d expect for an ESB) and good balance.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has caramel, light cellar, light fruity. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, caramel, red berries, mild grassy. Soft but firm bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2005
@Milly’s Tavern in NH-on tap-pours a white head. Clear amber color. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt and hops, nicely balanced. Mild carbonation.


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