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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
fonefan (48740) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Light unclear light to medium red amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramle, fruity, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (070808)

3.6
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry fruity, grapefruity and mild peachy. Sweet fruity impression. Dry malt base, crisp hops and nice citrusy bitterness. Sweet, citric, peachy and fruity finish.

3.1
Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is slightly dusty hoppy combined with light notes of citrus and caramel. The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, leading to a nicely bitter and dry end. I remember it as better than this from my prior RB times 4 years ago.

3.2
joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops. Malty flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.6
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour, not much head. Weak vegetable nose. Hoppy fruity flavour. Not special in anyway.

3.1
anders37 (26238) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with a small, off-white head. Light aroma of caramel. Medium-bodied with some sweet caramel and some vaguely citrusy underlying aroma hops. Dry finish. 150506

3
omhper (24975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Copper coloured. Malty (crystal malt profile) and spicy.

3.7
madmitch76 (24415) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
8th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Fruity, clean light brown beer. Soft palate, sweet with a nice generic fruitisness the runs throughout. Very nice!

2.8
Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of pepper and malt. Medium body. Some sort of spice, decent bitterness in the taste and the finish.


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