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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14104) - 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 (14008) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13777) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13774) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of pepper and malt. Medium body. Some sort of spice, decent bitterness in the taste and the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - 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 (11971) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Clear ambet with an off-white head. Aromais sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet amd moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090313

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11635) - 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.


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