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RATINGS: 1660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Redhook ESB is modeled after the premium Extra Special Bitters found in English pubs. Brewed since 1987, this full-bodied amber ale is Redhooks 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Thin lasting head. Pale copper. Smooth, good hop/malt balance. Good, especailly with its wide availiablity 'round here. Try again w/ hearty food.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Nice amber with hints of copper. Hop in the nose at the outset, but not over the top. The head was weak, receded wuickly--I guess it was ashamed. Nice hop, malt balance in the taste--hop forward with a malty presence. The finish was a little thin.


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