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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (13463) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle, 5.8%. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel and a little bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, toasted, little sweet, little bitter and a little bread.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Light brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, hop, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruit, hop, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Aroma of light roasted malt with somewhat floral hop. Coppery kind of color with a white head that didn’t amount to much. Pleasant surprise. NIce floral hop, with possibly a bit of citrus, and some roasted malt. Very like an English ESB, but more strong in flavor. Medium body with mild carbonation. Pleasant drink. Finish is not overly anything. Nice balance. Good taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12498) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium head that did not last long. Aroma was milt with hoppy tone. Flavor was good combo of bitter and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Pale amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with grassy hops. Dry caramel malt flavour with a hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Simple mashy aroma, caramalts, some hints of sweet nuttiness. Full smooth palate, pleasant carbonation crispens it. Spicy and nutty retronasals, some sharp corners, sweetish too. Big malt-forward body, a little sweet, some sourish hints, nice bittering hops, but heading towards metallic and papery at times. Feel 3.3 is an underrate, let’s put some plus signs on taste and overall. Slips down easily, doesn’t feel like a 5.8% beer at all, nice session bitter. Not sweet enough to be an amber, this is just an ESB. And a pretty tasty one at that.

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