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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11552) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11512) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Skövde. Clear amber/copper beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, slightly roasted, notes of citrus. Hoppy nutty flavor, caramel, floral, citrus, turning into a quite bitter herbal finish with citrus and biscuits.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11376) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11276) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11255) - 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 (11217) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11076) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
clear orange-yellow, large smooth yellow head. mildly bitter aroma, malts. not so us hoppy.flavor is malty, bitter, bitter malty, faint caramel,


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