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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


AKThunder's rating

4
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1958) - - JUN 1, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a bready smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of a caramel and brown sugar smell. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of earth and roast. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly roasted and bready flavor mixed with a bit of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances a bit more roast and some flavors of molasses join the flavor profile sweetening it up a bit. A little bit of a grainy and hop flavor of earth and hay come to the tongue at the end, leaving one with a rather smooth, moderately sweet, but easy going flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style the feel is rather nice as it keeps it easy drinking, all while accentuating the light hop and malty tastes of the brew rather nicely. Overall – A very easy drinking esb overall. A little on the sweeter side with a little less hop, almost more amber like, but overall a rather tasty brew. A nice simple drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (420) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Well rounded beverage with a malty character and a fair bit of fruitiness without going too sweet. Toasted finish goes a tad harsh and lowers overall experience.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (233) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
A bottle 5,8%. Amber color with tiny white head. Aroma of floral, caramel, hops. Taste is medium sweet with a light bitter finish. It’s well balanced and easy to drink. A good one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1499) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Glad I revisited this beer. Had it about 6 years ago and haven’t bothered to retry it. I was badge hunting on Untappd, so I picked up a bottle. Well, this is a pretty good beer. Very easy drinking, mild hop bite, along with soft carbonation and smooth maltiness. Orange/brown pour with thin whit head. This is my idea of a session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Appearance- nice big foamy head that lasted a good bit. No lacing. Semi clear/hazy. Honey gold. Smell- clean, crisp. Strong malts up front. Moderately hoppy. Taste- malty, sweet up front. Pleasant bitterness on the back. Mouthfeel- light to medium body, creamy, smooth. Overall- very nice. Nothing too complex (as it’s designed). An easy drinker with good qualities, especially the taste given the reasonable (low) 5.8% ABV. Would have again and definitely recommend. Cheers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielecamo (742) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
In bottiglia 35cl. aroma di caramello intenso, erbaceo accennato e poco altro. al palato corpo leggero, carbonazione bassa, il caramello la fa da padrone lasciando spazio nel finale ad un amaro erbaceo che ha avuto tempi migliori e non riesce a bilanciare la birra a dovere.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1251) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pint upstairs at Red Hook, Tyler’s 30th. Before the craft beer explosion, this was a go to beer for me. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is lemon citrus, multigrain cereal, floral. Taste follows. Lemon, caramel, multigrain cereal, mild floral hop. Easy drinking, sweet and malty, but with a high carbonation level for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (633) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Toffee and caramel aromas present. Sweet on the palate with a touch of pepper a slightly dry finish. Oily mouthfeel with light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
seehaferb23 (61) - - APR 23, 2015
The beer club at Cannery Row tried the ESB category for the first time . Cheers!


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