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RATINGS: 1659   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Not half bad... not bad at all. Great hoppy flavor with a nice mix of maltiness... looks great, and I love the smell. Definitely not the best bitter (in fact, its not that bitter, and I see its technically an amber ale. Okay, youve sold me) you can get your hands on, but satisfying as well as reasonably priced

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Sweet and toasty aroma. Bitter and malty, well balanced. A little thin. Could use just a little bit more flavor. Not bad at all for the price. A good middle-of-the-road beer, when you dont have enough money to buy the good stuff but dont want to buy the cheap crap either. This is a beer I can sit down and drink a lot of without regretting it. I guess they call that a session beer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2002
This is my not type of beer, extremely bitter. tried it at a a baseball game , anything over a Bud.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
A classic American craft stand by.Slightly bitter with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsii99 (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
easy to drink. smooth texture. Bitterness comes out if you drink too quickly. Something I can enjoy on any occasion.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Nothing special here. Middle of the road as far as ESBS go. Malty but light on the hops. Easy to drink but just not much flavor.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Kinda yukky, too many beers with red in the name. I thought it was a tad harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2002
A good common ESB that wont steer you wrong. The full malted body goes down smooth and awards you with a refreshing bittersweet finish. This stuff is great on tap, and I highly suggest drawing yourself a pint should you have the means.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
This impressed me until I tried some other ESBs and realized that this one is somewhat lacking. Still a good beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.


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