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RATINGS: 1505   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phoenixgoa99 (11) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002
a hearty weekend beer, light enough to socially drink, but enough alcohol to do the trick.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
it tastes a little bitter, but then, it’s supposed to. very smooth for a "bitter" beer, great strong flavor, not bad aftertast. had it out of a keg just the other day.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2003 (2Feb2003--draft) A test piece for the use of specialty malts! Small head, fine-bubbled, lacy, mostly receding. A very appealing deep reddish-amber in color. Unoffensive aroma of honey, with caramel/crystal malts. Sweet, malty flavor, medium/low bitterness, same wonderful specialty malt presence, much like Deschutes Jubelale. Great full mouthfeel, aided by the very persistent carbonation. Overall, a very fine effort that could benefit from a hair of additional bitterness. Interestingly, I was surpised how good the beer tasted on tap. My previous experiences with the bottled variety have been less inspiring.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 One of my favorite ESB's. I buy this by the keg for my draft system at home. Great anytime of day or year. This is also a good beer to introduce flavorful beer to BudMillCoors drinkers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 gl-lct, creamy-wh-head, nice-lace, fruity hop aroma and T1T2 oily-hop T3, same thru.
Balancef and easy to drink.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shortstack (23) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
This beer is very solid for the price. Golden orange with minimal head. The toasted flavor is well rounded with bitter undertones.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A solid ale. Taste is wonderful and doesn’t linger. Just bitter enough to be a respectable English ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whids (43) - - DEC 30, 2012
Very sessionable beer. Great balance and taste. Can’t wait to drink a few more.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3185) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 30, 2010
Full aroma of malts, cake, butterscotch, leather, fresh leaves. Good start. Shiny golden and filtered body; little foam there. Not a crazy amount of carbonation but it gets the flavour all around still. Medium bitterness yet balanced in the aftertaste. Great drink on its own but probably even better with freshly-spiced food.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
I had a different bottle than the one shown, much better to be honest. It is the standard now, but this was my first ESB, I wasnt exactly sure what to expect. It had a nice carmel aroma, and the appearance was nice and clear, the taste was smoth, ant the palate was had a medium body with a creamy texture.


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