RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Not bad at all. Nothing outstanding, but I'd gladly drink again. I like the color, nice head, good flavor. It's bitter, and I like bitter! Seems to get more complex as it warms...and that's a good thing!

kurtkosher (144) - USA - MAY 12, 2008
poured amber with little to no head. fairly bitter with fruit mixed in with a fruity finish. was good

andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Coppery red in color with a small head that quickly dissapates. Good lacing. Smells pretty similar to other beers I've had. Doesn't taste at all bitter to me, despite the genre it's in. Not much taste to this at all; not what I expect from a micro.

scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Not as much flavor as some ESBs, but definitely drinkable. Good touch of bittering hops, maybe some more aroma hops would do the trick.

bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours straw colored with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, apple, corn, and rice. Flavor is very grainy, with a light malt taste and a bitter hops finish. The flavor has that same skunky, sour aftertaste that crappy domestics like bud and miller have. Not a good bitter.

CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Pours light copper with an interesting, but short lived beige head. Aroma is strong earthy malt. Hops are smooth with a pleasant, citrusy clean aftertaste. Body is well rounded with a bit of fizz.

Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Pours light orange, with a foamy white head. Big butterscotch aroma with a hint of piney hop bouquet. Mildly sweet amber malt flavor up front followed by a fleeting hop note, only to finish with a long, rather astringent feel. Lighter body than I like. Not bad, but a ways away from Fuller’s.

hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Copper-gold with creamy, off-white head. Slight floral aroma. Light caramel flavor with moderate fruity and floral notes and good hop balance.

Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Nice amber color, creamy head. Rich, smooth, malty toffee flavor with a dry and ever so nice mild bitter finish. English style bitters aren't my favorite, but this one is a good representation of the style. The best Redhook has to offer IMO. A delicious beer, but I would increase the bittering hops at the finish a bit if I were Redhook.

BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Aroma of malt, grape and some sitrus. bronce with tiny white head. Sweet and some sourness with medium carbonation. Boring

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