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RATINGS: 1655   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 Redhooks 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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pretty copper color. Hardly any head few bubbles. Slight opaqueness. I can smell the bitterness. Kind of grassy. Mildly bitter taste. Not much complexity. Sort of boring but not bad. Not alot of carbonation, watery. Cant taste it all the way down. You stop and think MAYBE a dry finish would tie it together, maybe not.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Copper color, faint aroma. Not much head to speak of. Flavor is ok, not very bitter. not very familiar with this style so hard to compare.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - AUG 3, 2008
Poured from a bottle while dining at philips restaurant in ocean city maryland. This beer had a nice sweet/hoppy flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 1, 2006
Tap. Not bad for a bitter. (Im not a particularly big bitter fan.) Pours Golden with light aroma. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Decent. Ok aroma, but good amber color with a decent head. Flavor was pretty plain with a nicely bitter finish. Crisp, but with a fairly thin body. Typical mediocrity from Redhook.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Very acceptable, mellow, sweet flavor if you can find it fresh. Confusing because there is really no bitter flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - AUG 31, 2004
Quintisential Amber with a rather crisp with no lingering aftertaste. Not much head. averagely smooth. Ill drink it again

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2001

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Pours a nice copper color with minimal head. Has a sweet honey flavor with a somewhat bitter dry finish. Not bad, but not outstanding.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper with an average head. Somewhat bitter, a little piney/citrus hop flavor, fairly smooth, a touch of caramel malt. I was disappointed with this beer, since Ive heard a lot of hype. Maybe it went downhill once AB bought it, I dont know. I was hoping for more maltiness and a more complex bitterness.


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