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RATINGS: 1627   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Copper color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor of sweet grainy malts. Medium body, lively, Ok.


3
deanso (10124) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 8, 2017
Sample at a new place in Chiang Mai
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Malty watery aftertaste with a light bitterness. Ok

3.7
closey22 (2109) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Orange amber with thin bubbly beige head
Aroma is grainy with sweet malty notes
Flava is rich malt tangy sweetness balanced with very bitter bite
Feels medium with lively fizzy foaminess
Finishes long and bitter some wood notes

3.5
donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle 12 ounce bottle, poured to tulip
Sight: Very good, Golden, dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, small foam, some lacing
Smell: Very good/good, malty, slightly hoppy
Taste: Good/Very good , Bitter but not boozy
Mouthfeel: Good/ Very good,Creamy, a bit fizzy
Overall: Good beer. Ok to repeat not look for

3.1
ALIBALI (2606) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017
LeberkuchenMetalSweetMalzer mit angeblumter CitrusSourness. SOFT AS SOFT✨😉!!! 355ml Buddel im BIERWERK Nürnberg.

3.6
andrewje41 (4346) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2017
For rating number 4000, I wanted a local classic that I somehow hadn’t rated so far. A beer that everyone around had had since they have first heard of craft. A beer that calls itself the granddaddy of craft, and since I began drinking beer only 6 years ago, a time when this beer was probably old enough to drink a beer itself, I figured it would be a great milestone beer for a beer drinker who takes so much pride in drinking local. Stubby bottle with a story printed in it, poured at the brand spankin new Red Hook BrewLab, Capitol Hill. A clean copper pour. Plenty of foam head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt, an Amber lager like nose. This beer was first introduced in 1987, which was before I was even an idea. History in a beer, making it an excellent milestone rate. A ton of caramel throughout. A bit of spice to the grain. Cool finish. This beer deserves the respect. It’s a solid fit for the style in a mass produced format. Can’t believe I never rated it before, and this certainly won’t be the last time I enjoy it.

3
jfb (6830) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramelized pale malts and orange peel, with lots of green pear, a touch of edamame and vanilla. flavour is mostly herbal hops and tobacco, slightly metallic, with lots of gently roasted malts, some vanilla icing and more orange peel in the light-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with relatively soft carbonation.

2.8
tntracey (110) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2017
22 oz bottle from local store. This is the "standard" by which all other (American) ambers ales are judged. A gold medalist. I’m missing something and I blame myself. Yes, it’s a fine and quite drinkable ale. I just can’t seem to find the gold!

3.7
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is faint malt. The taste is watery but has caramel malt in it.

4
gripweed57 (2914) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color topped by a creamy white head. Soft fruity malt nose. Tangy caramel malt flavor hints at apples and brown sugar. Nice balance and flavor.

2.4
Dervock (1467) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange citrus and cereal malt. Taste is light sweet malt which quickly fades.


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