RATINGS: 1640   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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invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Not too much head on it. Slight diacetyl flavor. Nice sweet malt with some hoppy kick. Not bad, easy to drink.

Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Pours just a bit darker than copper... small amber head. Taste isn't really that special... Hops are dominant, but not overpowering... malt comes out a bit more once warmed. Some citrus/spice presence. Bitter finish. Another middle-of-the-road brew from redhook. Nothing fantastic, but the price offsets that some.

Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Good amber color,small head that faded fast leaving little behind to let you know it was ever there.The aroma was malty and fruity with a nice spice and hop presence.The flavor was malty and spicy,light fruit at best with a decent hop appearance.The finish was malty and hoppy,a decent rendition of the style but nothing fantastic,I think the British still own this style,but it's worth trying at least once.

daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark amber, white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a bit of caramel. The body is initially hoppy at the front with some fruit and light malt. Light hops towards the end, spritzy and unbalanced in many aspects. Boring.

AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2003
This is not a bad bitter, well balanced malt - hop ratio, good amount of carbonation, good body, not a bad brew

Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2003
Well placed malt base, very nicely supported with hops. That makes this beer very interesting to me. Good evening beer, perfect after long work day.

IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Not too dark or too light. Pleasant and hoppy aroma. Flavor is very nice and definitely has a bitter ale style to it. Good beer with nothing out of this world nor anything negative to really complain against. An all around winner for bitter beers.

ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2003
On Tap. Good copper yellow with decent size white head. Not a lot of hop, but pretty good as a session beer. Also cheep.

jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
From 2000 notes - Clear sparkling copper. Spicy malt aroma. Malty, spicy flavor, balanced by hop bitterness. Not a bad beer at all.

SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Definitely a beer to drink with a big steak. Medium head but very persistent lace, hoppy, bitter (of course), and a gorgeous copper color. Not my cup of tea, but every once and a while, I down one of these with a meal for the experience.

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