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RATINGS: 1595   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Light Amber Coloing. Good Head. One of the Better Redhooks I’ve Tried. Not Very Distinctive or Alot of Aroma. Just a Smooth, Easy Beer to Drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 This has a nice copper color but not much of a head. It could use more hops, more something. I have to admit to being disappointed, mainly ’cause a solid beer drinker recommended it.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
This beer was very forgettable. It had no interesting maltiness nor did it have a very hoppy or bitter side.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bottle. ESB huh? And the "B" in ESB means what? Bitter? The fine folks at Redhook must not of gotten that memo. This beer doesn’t suck, but it isn’t great. A little bit of malts, a little bit of hop, a whole lot of disapointment. One thing that really disturbs me is the aftertaste-is unsetteling like bile. Notes of slight smoke, grass, hops, and sour milk come through.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6761) - .....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..."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2015 Is this another beer that has changed it’s formula? Back in the day it seemed to be a little better. Had one not too long ago and it had a weird flavor. However it still isn’t bad. Serving: Bottle and tap

   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

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