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RATINGS: 1571   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11025) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2004
Hazy amber orange beer with a light malty aroma with faint hops and light citrus. Good malt taste, not too sweet, with a mild bitterness in aftertaste, quite sustained. Medium bodied with a good balance of hops and malts. I would not qualify this as a ESB though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, a hint of earthiness and light fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, some earthiness and a hint of grapefruit rind with a pleasently bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy mixed bubble, off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malt, earthy and spicy hops with light rotten fruit notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, spicy, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10348) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Copper-red with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit and the flavour has slightly malty notes of caramel, fruit and a sharp, harsh grapefruit note in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy bronze beer with a poor head retention; lemony and light piney hoppiness; a good malt backbone; light sticky and with some malt sweetness; a decent bitterness; quite dry and long fruity and piney hoppy finish - pretty nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
I had this at the brewery. It is a decent beer even though it isn’t my style. Nice copperish color, good hops. Bit of sourness on the tongue makes it interesting. Ok.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
I was too kind to this one. It should have been around a 3.5. Slightly bitter. Golden amber pour. Rated 11/29/2000

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