RATINGS: 1628   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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bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a medium amber color with a medium head. The beer has a nice hoopy flavor with hints of carmel.

ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Light malt aroma. Red amber with strong carbonation and a medium head that lasts. Flavor was mild malt upfront with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session beer.

Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2003
What can I say? appearance is great nice coppery coloured beer with a large white head..that stays for a while. The smell on this ESB is rather average..but not inoffensive at all. I love the tatse of this beer..ok its not really the taste of a classic ESB.but it has just the right mixture of malt ( first) then hops near the end of the mouthful...i tend to tatse a faint dash of liquorice in this too. the carbonation is not to high so fels good in the mouth..not too smooth though. Very drinkable for me my session quaffer.

crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Amber color with a white head, aroma was of caramel and hops. pleasantly mild. Hop taste wasn't too overpowering. aftertaste was watery.

alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Copper in color. Decent sized head creamy and lasting. Good hoppiness about it. Finish is sweet and bitter. Good beer.

jgariso (1) - USA - NOV 12, 2003 does not count
Budweiser bought these guys? Damn! This used to be one of my favorites from the grocery store. I bought it recently and noticed it had new fancy packaging to match the new lousy taste. They totally ruined it. Too bad.

antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Carmelly malt aroma that I enjoy.Not an Engish style ESB-but very good in its own style.Slightly buttery,malty flavor with good spicy hop finish.Not a beer for hopheads.Good,extremely drinkable and slightly potent session-style beer(and great with dinner!)

heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 This is not as bad I thought it was. Nice dark amber body with a light off white head. The aroma is caramel with some light peanuts. The taste has a little bit of buttery goodness along with some peanuts and a little bit of caramel. A good session beer. Used to be a much better beer. When they switched to longnecks, I knew something was wrong. I used to buy this all the time as my fallback. Now I can’t stand to drink it anymore. A shame what happened to Redhook.

MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Pretty much a standard ESB. Not outstanding but still a good brew. Very consistent with a soft pinch at the end.

belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Draft - Not much in the way of hop aroma. Nice bitterness throughout. Finishes to the dry side. A decent bitter.

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