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RATINGS: 1624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

lmahony199's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2001
Funky bottle, great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1671) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle, 0.355l. Cloudy orange amber color with thin soapy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, grass, cereals and berries. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and dandelion syrup, follows light fruity and grassy with mild medicinal note, mouth feel is mild spicy and rather dry, while finish is moderate bitter. Light to medium body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Didn’t expect much and didn’t get much more...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1395) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 25, 2016
white frothy small head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. light amber, translucent, thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, honey. initial flavor: light bitter and sweet. final flavor: moderate bitter light sweet (malty); /average duration.Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. Lacks personality compared to English counterparts. 30s usd3 @JUSMAG Thai (unlisted at ratebeer so far)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MNAle (90) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Slightly hazy amber with solid carbonation and a white head that recedes quickly. Bready aroma. Nice mouth feel, sweet malt taste transitions to a very mild bittering. This is a refreshing beer, but it is lacking the depth and complexity of flavors expected of an ESB. It has no glaring faults; it just doesn’t stand up to the competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (287) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
This stuff takes a beating in the ratings, but I find it pleasant. Pours a clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is biscuit and caramel. Flavor is similar with nice maltiness. It is a bit thin, and nothing like the wonder of Fullers, but it’s drinkable and nothing glaringly bad sicks out at me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1575) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
The Fox Hotel bottle(28-Dec-15)Light herbal floral aroma.Light spirit herbal flavour.Light bitter floral herbal finish&spirit spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1664) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
Hop herbal malt aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt hop flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerInHeaven (310) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
pours a cloudy orange gold with a small white head. aroma is light malt. Tastes like a lager with some hops. slightly bitter finish, but there’s some sweetness in there as well. Not in my wheelhouse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Gnarly Burger, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, floral, caramel, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1002) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelgelbe Farbe mit cremigem Schaum. Brot und Malzaroma. Süsslich im Geschmack mit bitterem Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a honey golden with a thin white head......aroma of bread, caramel.....taste is centennial hop dominating with caramel late.

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