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RATINGS: 1588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Smooth and malty, nothing spectacular. The only problem is the excess biscuit.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 This is actually quite a nice brew, has something...pours a light orange colour, minimal head with some decent lacing, average smell..NICE bitters, good stuff, nothing special but a good bitter.

rerate feb 6 2009: wow, pretty hard to drink outta the bottle, muddled, but poundable, almost ... only drink on tap in a bennigians or something..."

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Well rounded full body beer. Pours ok with medium look. Head is small. This is an ok beer

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2011
bottle poured into tulip short lived off white head, no lacing, clear amber, malt, molasses, hop smell. kinda sweet, tame hops, iced tea, citrus and malt flavors. carbonation almost nil. hops hang around a while

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours golden honey color with about a finger of white head. Some sweetness on the nose and on the palate. Floral and honey notes. Somewhat forgettable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Somewhat sour smell. Brown in color. The taste is a little bitter but still refreshing in small amounts. Carbonation bite. Rather unappealing aftertaste. Good value for a cheap price, however

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (9006) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Somewhat disappointing. Too sweet to be an ESB. The only highlight is a relatively long and good aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrtripod (25) - USA - MAY 31, 2015
Out of 12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a mild head that fizzled quickly. Smells of faint sweet malt. Light to medium body and carbonation with mostly sweet malt and caramel notes. Average ESB.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4606) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2002
Dinging its appearance for the screw-off cap and lousy label. Very one-dimensional in flavor, with a non-appealing aroma. Dry hopping doesn’t do it any favors -- disappointing.


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