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RATINGS: 1661   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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3.1
PanMarek (425) - 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 (18) - - 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 (1972) - 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.

3.1
MrBeerFanatic (1052) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a light caramel, light head. Aromas light caramel, light herbal hop, grass, slight toffee, earthy. Flavors grass, straw, earthy/herbal hop. Light to medium dry and bitter. Slightly crisp.

2.4
TedE (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
355ml bottle into schooner glass. More than a Cornflakes aroma, perhaps Frosties! Hazy amber beer with thin film on top. A few bubbles. Full bodied, sweet malt taste. Slight zing in the mouth. Alcohol and bitterness noticeable in the finish. Not great and nothing like an ESB.

2.9
Tjeerd (518) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Amber beer, hardly any head. Undiscriminate aroma. Light sour taste.very light carbonation, little mouthfeel but with a reasonable aftertaste. Ok, but will not by again.

2.7
sebastokrator (116) - - MAY 28, 2016
Pours coppery. Smells of caramel and some vague earthy notes. Taste is some watery caramel. Not particularly bitter. Not the best example of the style.

3.2
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Can poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a semi-cloudy copper with a minimal white head and light lacing. Has an aroma of copper and fruit. Decent flavor deep in both hop and malt, with a great bitterness and outstanding aftertaste. The second half is tasting even better as it warms up and sits out a bit. The granddaddy of craft inspires us all...

3.3
sjogro (3956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle in IC Amsterdam-The Hague. Clear reddish orange/amber with thin white head. Sweet toasted malts, very malty, light caramel, sweet grain, light fruity notes, marmalade. Light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, bit gelly smooth, greasy, reminiscent of melted butter. Bit plain in taste but very pleasant feel and experience.

3.2
Maakun (5406) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle shared in the train thanks to sjogro. BVO WTF! Clear slight orange golden with small white head. Sweet caramel, orange peel, toffee, cane sugar, lots of sweet malts basically with soft citrus notes. Medium sweet with very light bitterness. Bit under medium bodied.


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