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RATINGS: 1655   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Not my favorite a little heavy handed on the caramel malts and yeast character is a bit much. The aroma is a bit light, the hop bitterness is fine. And after saying all that it honestly a fine beer that someone with different taste would rave about

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2003
The hint of hops at the end saved this beer from being labeled dull and ordinary. I rather enjoyed it.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
An exceptional ale. RH is well balanced while being not-too-heavy. It's one of the best american ales that I have had.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Pleasant malty caramel aroma with a touch of hops. Pretty dull appearance. Smooth, but uninteresting and nothing out of the ordinary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Medium amber, clear with decent head. Fairly well balanced and drinkable. Tasted pretty good in the club house after round of bad golf.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Pours with a moderate size head. A little carbonation. Bitter hoppy aroma. Nice bitter flavor, just as the name would suggest. A little metallic in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Nice stable head and tawny orange hue. Good floral boquet, probably Cascades. Quite mellow--no real assertive hops or body characteristics. Very blah.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Big malty aroma. As it warmed, the aroma took on a nice sweet apple/pear tone. The flavor was crisp up front, and mellow throughout. Decent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Just the right amount of bitterness and malt. I really like this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 19, 2002
Found this bottle in the basement so it is a year old, but, it poured into the glass a dark copper color. There was only a skim of a head present that was white in color. The aroma was of hops, fruit, alcohol and some lite malt. The taste first was of malt, and fruit, then HOPS and some fruit. It finished up with the hop flavor. Still well carbonated and bitter. If this beer is this good for its age, then fresh has to be better.


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