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RATINGS: 1504   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


2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2002
pretty nondiscript actually, not much to cause complaint or offense, nor much to arouse glee or admiration. plain pale orange, good head that peters out pronto. an aroma thats a little sweet and bready like the rolls at kentucky fried chicken. drinkable, (yawn) with watery finish. well, i’d waaaay rather have a redhook in my hand than a fishhook, and they can quote me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Hello hops??? Where are you? I thought this was supposed to be an extra special bitter, but obviously I was wrong. Very plain, dull aroma and flavor... slightly sweet, and bitter hops are virtually non-existent in the finish. Geez, I hope this doesn’t turn me off the whole damn style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Nothing special here. Middle of the road as far as ESB’S go. Malty but light on the hops. Easy to drink but just not much flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Had half of one. Nothing special. Had a funk when it got remotely warm.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Above average.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Not too bad, and actually pretty enjoyable. Low to medium hops and malt. Slightly fruity. Mellow hoppy finish. Way too watery to be noteworthy, but it’s good for such a cheap and widely-available beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Orange in color with a small whitish head. Sweet/malty aroma. Has a mild sweet malty flavor. Kind of thin for my liking. Mild bitterness. Nothing really stood out to me with this one. Kind of boring and unsatisfying.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours a transparent copper with a beautiful 2cm white head which tapers at a moderate pace. Nice lacing. Aroma is slightly malty with maybe a little hoppiness in there as well. Rather carbonated brew at first thats rather hoppy all the way through. The finish is very dry and somewhat bitter. Not a terribly complex beer. Tastes a lot like an IPA. Bottle #081803

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark amber, white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a bit of caramel. The body is initially hoppy at the front with some fruit and light malt. Light hops towards the end, spritzy and unbalanced in many aspects. Boring.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Pretty average ESB. Light amber color with a white head that quickly dissapates. Sweet, alcohol smell. Very mild flavor that tastes of wheat bread and hops. Thin bodied. Nothing really special about this beer.


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