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RATINGS: 1553   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 Redhookís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
$1.50 @ Target. Amber gold colour. Very Clean and clear. Head didnít last long and lacing was mild. More semi sweet taste than bitter. Refreshing, it wasnít exactly an ESB in my opinion. Never the less, itís enjoyable. Caramelo smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2006
giving it an 11 overall only because it has a 5.7abv which surprised me. i was also surprised by the hoppiness (since ESB is british in origin) but the description of ESB given by ratebeer explains that. basically, this tastes watered down and unflavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2006
For being an Extra Special Bitter, they sure have the bitter part down. This beer is almost too much hop wise and seems to be lacking any thing to balance it out. Nasty Copper aftertaste that stay with you way too long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2002
The most swilling swill that I am willing to swill and still enjoy/tolerate. OK bitterness and a little malt flavor as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Quickly diminishing head. Nice amber color. Little carbonation. Almost no aroma??? Initial taste is mediocre. Aftertaste of strong hops, which again is quickly diminishing. Still, better than a BudMillerCoors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours with a light head. It is a medium orange-amber, with a slight haze. The aroma is very faint, but smells of malt. The head dissipates quickly. The initial taste is ahint of hops with some malt. It feels quite thin on the tongue with noticable carbonation, and leaves a mouthwash aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NachlamSie (2783) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2005
bottle. This is a light, faintly cloudy red-orange hue with a thin head. The aroma is standard bitter hops. The initial flavor is of a strange sweetness which is quickly washed away with a bitter acidic, but unpleasantly plastic-like finish. Something like the taste of a garden hose. Iím not a huge bitter fan anyway, but Iíve enjoyed other bitters more than this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Draught. Off-orange semi-transluscent with a fizzy, dissipating white head. Weak aroma of yeast and hops. Thin, fuzzy palate. The flavor is initially sweet hops, but it bottoms out quickly and leaves much to be desired for the finish. Kind of wussy for a bitter, too. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Where is the aroma in this beer? Poured a light amber hue with little to no head retention. I expected a more full bodied and balanced beer. This one had a very easy drinking finish and no real character, what hops are they using? it is a bitter right? Perfect for the entry craft beer drinker. I would give this beer an average at best score there are many other beers out there with quality ingredients.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gwpom (296) - Akron, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
12 oz bottle from variety pack. Nice amber color, white head, tastes a lot like a pale ale. Like the others in this pack, nothing Iíd write home about.

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