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RATINGS: 1537   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11052) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10902) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/07/1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

cloudy yellow, decient head, great lace, sweet malt aroma with a touch of spicy hops, tight hop flavor, almost an ipa, good bitter aftertste
-------- /> Date: 02/18/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.3 to 3.1

clear amber, wispy white head, light caramel malt aroma with a hint of sweetness, nice sweet malt flavor with spicy hops, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10868) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A: The pour is amber/light copper with a creamy off-white head. S: Some moderate caramel and toffee notes and a floral, earthy hoppiness. Not an overly intense nose, but it’s an English style afterall... T: Very bready on the palate with a pretty significant amount of hop bitterness. Again, the hops are primarily floral and earthy, and the sweetness is not quite as noticeable as on the nose. M: The body is medium and so is the level of carbonation. The finish leaves a lingering bitterness. D: I’m not an expert on ESBs, but I think this one isn’t too bad. Sure, not perfectly to style (or maybe even close), but it’s easy to drink and flavorful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10474) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10410) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Cloudy amber with tiny white head. Sweet yea ty aroma with caramel nand fruity notes. Sweet fruity flavor with citric hops and caramel notes. Ends bitter.


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