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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


NWHopHead99's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Iím frankly surprised this is Redhooks flagship beer. It seems really harsh. It does itís job as far as alcohol goes, but itís a difficult way to get there. Not anywhere near as smooth as their seasonal NutBrown, or the Blackhook. Still, by all means, if there isnít a Rogue or Bridgeport alternative, donít start reverting to Sam Adams! ;) I wonder what this beer would taste like on Nitro as they did with their IPA, (on tap) . . .


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7588) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
355ml embossed stubby bottle. Amer/gold unfiltered olor, forhty 1 finger head. Herbal, bready nose. Flavor is sticky bready, not the worst beer but pretty lame for the style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"doesnít differentiate itself from the rest of the line-up enough to be unique...or very good. a below average esb. a little to bitter, and slightly light on the flavor. iíll pass."

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a nice golden amber with 2 finger head. Aroma of malt, and a bit of pine. Flavor matches aroma, low bitterness and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Kind of watery and flavor doesnít linger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
clear orange-yellow, large smooth yellow head. mildly bitter aroma, malts. not so us hoppy.flavor is malty, bitter, bitter malty, faint caramel,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Livendadream (123) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Btl pours a hazy dull,pale amber color. Big,thick,soapy off white head that vanished quickly leaving bits of lace on glass. Smells fruity,with a hint of breadiness,a bit of earth and minerals. Tastes of sweet caramel, bread and a touch of herbal hops. Smooth almost watery mouthfeel,average carbonation, light body and a soft,slightly bitter finish. This is a decent beer that is easy to swallow. Unfortunately this beer is nothing special, just an average offering. Boring!!!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Sample from bottle at Vecturamesse. Brown colour, Some caramel in aroma and flavour. The flavour is otherwise too bland for an ESB, with too moderate hops. Will re-rate when I get a full bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baramba (126) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
Amber color, minimal head. Light aroma of fruit, ordinary bitterness, boring.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (47) - CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark golden color with a small head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is malty and bitter, well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Yes I was born in the town this beer came from. No it doesnít really make it that good or anything.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattOnBass (7) - Newport News, USA - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
If adequacy were the measure of a beer, this one would be perfect. It smells right, looks right, and tastes right. However, it isnít special in any way. It doesnít excite. It doesnít impress. It just is a decent, drinkable beer.


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