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RATINGS: 1624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12152) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11932) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11739) - 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,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11728) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
12 ounce bottle from a sampler. Pours a slighty hazy amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is earthy with notes of caramel and leafy hops. Taste is caramel, plum, peach and other fruity notes, leafy, bitter hops, nutty notes as well. Medium bodied. Good beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours clear copper. Bland caramel malts, slight hoppy bitterness - not much character here. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11181) - 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


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