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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Amber with a red hue. Some suspended matter. Little head. Toasted sweet caramel aroma with some vanilla and candied fruit. Very thin in body with a sour, bitter finish. Lacking in flavor, but with some hints of malt and alcohol. It seems like the last time I had this ale, about 5 years ago, it was better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2005
hoppy, slightly floral nose with some, slightly skunky malts. Clear, amber-copper coloured with a lasting, thin, off-white head. Taste is initially sweet, hoppy. Becomes more bitter. Desent hopbitter finish. Thin body. Well brewed, but not really exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3991) - - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 mild malty aroma. copper in color. slight amount of hops in flavor but pretty bland. nothing too exciting. goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry -- thanks Harry! Pours a hazy amber with a very small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light hops. The flavour was quite dissapointing as it had little to no hops which is a problem when the beer is a bitter. It was safe, mild and bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Rather thin when compared to a Fullers ESB but easy to drink. All the ingredients are there for an ESB but not enough of them. It’s more like a bitter. Finishes mellow and slightly bitter. Not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottled. Amber color with no head. Aroma is mild vegetable and peach. Hop fruits dominate the taste, but this beer is really not much to talk about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
I had this beer while visiting providence. It was pretty refreshing and I enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a medium pale amber orange color, nose is herbal and grainy, taste is weak on bitterness and grain is bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GTAEgeek (1536) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper color with almost no head. The aroma is light fruits, citrus hops and wheat. The taste is prominently bitter, with a nice malt backbone. The finish is bitter and lingering. The mouthfeel is sharp and clingy. Overall, nice aroma and flavors, but poorly balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnoel09 (493) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Light copper color with off white head that fades quickly. Aroma is very weak but is mostly sweet malt. Flavor is similar being very malty with very little hops. Overall this isn’t bad but it’s very plain and definitely nothing exciting.

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