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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
It's what I expected in an ESB. Which isn't necessarily bad. It's pretty good and very accessable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownaler (620) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 A flavorless start at the very beginning, but finishes well. Yet maybe this may be what ESB's are supposed to be like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 A decent ale but not as good as thier IPA. Copper appearance with a faint head. Smooth finish with a slight malt flavor and enough hops to make it slightly complex. Not a bad beer for something so widely available

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (575) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Pretty copper color, with a bone white head that holds on for a few minutes. Hops dominate the finish, but a nice malty flavor up front. Quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAR 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 Creamy and malty with a slightly unpleaseant sour note in there somehwere. Hoppy but not quite crisp enough on the finish. Much better on draft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Initial sweet mild malt flavors, then a nice crisp hops aftertaste. Easy to drink. Not bad for a very accesible beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Light amber color. Light beige moderate head. Citric hops aroma. Somewhat sweet smooth and "buttery". Drinkable. Caramel malt in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2003
I must echo some other ratings "inoffensive" not in the league with a true English ESB but certainly drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Enjoyable amber, but really nothing special. It's a good beer to have when nothing else sounds good at the time...inoffensive is a good word.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Pours with an amber-orange body topped with a medium thick white head leaving behind a good amount of lace. Slightly sweet and citrusy aroma with a good balance of malt and hops. Slightly bitter hop flavor with a sweet amltiness underneath. The finish is slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied and relatively smooth.


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