RATINGS: 1630   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

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wilmst (26) - - FEB 25, 2018
Nice amber orange color. Smooth and malty. Not too hoppy. Refreshing esb. Red hook knows what they're doing. A product of the mighty northwest. Where great American beer was born. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ricke49 (116) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Getting harder to find ESBs as the style is far from being the latest ‘thing’. This one is very available and bargained priced at < $3 a bomber at my local BiMart. Malt predominance with a bit less hop balance than I’d like - still a fine drinker. Appearance is outstanding with rich copper topped by a pillowy head. I guess that with both Redhook and ESB’s having a flashback to the ‘90s aspect to them, I’m enjoying this brew with a plea touch of nostalgia.

nybol (2611) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 En rigtig god bitter øl. Fint bitterhed uden at det bliver ipa agtig. Sødmen passer fint til.

deanso (10403) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 8, 2017
Sample at a new place in Chiang Mai Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Malty watery aftertaste with a light bitterness. Ok

closey22 (2150) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Orange amber with thin bubbly beige head Aroma is grainy with sweet malty notes Flava is rich malt tangy sweetness balanced with very bitter bite Feels medium with lively fizzy foaminess Finishes long and bitter some wood notes

donandres (700) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle 12 ounce bottle, poured to tulip Sight: Very good, Golden, dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, small foam, some lacing Smell: Very good/good, malty, slightly hoppy Taste: Good/Very good , Bitter but not boozy Mouthfeel: Good/ Very good,Creamy, a bit fizzy Overall: Good beer. Ok to repeat not look for

ALIBALI (2948) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017
LeberkuchenMetalSweetMalzer mit angeblumter CitrusSourness. SOFT AS SOFT✨😉!!! 355ml Buddel im BIERWERK Nürnberg.

andrewje41 (4752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2017
For rating number 4000, I wanted a local classic that I somehow hadn’t rated so far. A beer that everyone around had had since they have first heard of craft. A beer that calls itself the granddaddy of craft, and since I began drinking beer only 6 years ago, a time when this beer was probably old enough to drink a beer itself, I figured it would be a great milestone beer for a beer drinker who takes so much pride in drinking local. Stubby bottle with a story printed in it, poured at the brand spankin new Red Hook BrewLab, Capitol Hill. A clean copper pour. Plenty of foam head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt, an Amber lager like nose. This beer was first introduced in 1987, which was before I was even an idea. History in a beer, making it an excellent milestone rate. A ton of caramel throughout. A bit of spice to the grain. Cool finish. This beer deserves the respect. It’s a solid fit for the style in a mass produced format. Can’t believe I never rated it before, and this certainly won’t be the last time I enjoy it.

jfb (7265) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramelized pale malts and orange peel, with lots of green pear, a touch of edamame and vanilla. flavour is mostly herbal hops and tobacco, slightly metallic, with lots of gently roasted malts, some vanilla icing and more orange peel in the light-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with relatively soft carbonation.

tntracey (124) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2017
22 oz bottle from local store. This is the "standard" by which all other (American) ambers ales are judged. A gold medalist. I’m missing something and I blame myself. Yes, it’s a fine and quite drinkable ale. I just can’t seem to find the gold!

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