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RATINGS: 1626   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 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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2.6
ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine & More, Louisville; bottle dated Jul 07 16. Aroma: Pleasant lemon peel and botanical hop aroma with a lightly toasted malt presence. Appearance: Transparent, light copper color with a stream of bubbles holding up a foamy bone head that settles into a sticky, patchy skin. Flavor: Moderate toast and caramel malt initially with more of a spicy, lightly fruity hop presence towards the finish, which is mildly bitter and semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: This is not going to fool anyone familiar with the likes of Fuller’s ESB. Still, it’s interesting enough to serve as a fall cookout/hangout beer in a pinch.

3.2
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle; pours clear copper with a thin white head; aroma of caramel and orange; taste is sweet with caramel and malt; finish is light bitter with some orange marmalade; okay

2.6
jesperhammer (4927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
14-OCT-2016, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Michael. Almost clear with a low White head. Very sweet ale’ish with caramel mostly. Faint bitterness. Not for me.

3.2
kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Poured from a bottle, short-lived head and little lacing, but very effervescent and an attractive semi-opaque amber color. It may be an extra-special bitter, but it’s not extra-bitter...almost a sweet aroma, tart taste with some pine.

3.2
euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber, small head. Aroma of caramel, cinnamon, roasted barley. Taste of same with some dark stone fruit. Not much bitter.

3.2
Brettsky06 (523) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a burnt orange color with no head. Some caramel and grassy aromas. Sweet malty taste with some toffee notes. Dry finish

3.1
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle at the Silver City hotel earlier today... Polished light Amber.. Dry toast and balanced caramel... Grassy hops mesh well with a dry finish.

3.1
PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Slightly cloudy reddish golden pour with small, beige foam. Malty nose with caramel, vanilla, and some fruity hops. The hops are more prominent in the taste and their bitterness compliments the active fizz. Medium body and sweet finish.

1.9
Roymullins (29) - - AUG 25, 2016
So disappointed... Used to be malty and balanced and so tasty... Now it is thin and weak and just not very good. A beer that I grew up with but clearly when Bud got involved everything changed.

2
DocJitsu (2036) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours a bold golden with nearly no head. Subdued fruity nose. Missing flavor. I used to drink a shit ton of this back in the day. Just never reviewed it. Was feeling nostalgic. Ruined a memory.


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