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RATINGS: 1660   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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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
Not the best ESB, but refreshing, crisp and only slightly bitter; overall its pretty good; hops outstrip the malts; bread and citrus sweetness in the nose and on the tongue; copper color; robust, white head; leaves a fair amount of lacing

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 11, 2002
straight forward amber/esb. moderate bitterness (light by esb standards), slight tang with a bit of malt backbone. has it thinned since getting more commericial? not sure - still well balanced and an easy drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Copper in color. Decent sized head creamy and lasting. Good hoppiness about it. Finish is sweet and bitter. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Malty flavor. The hops stood out a bit more than the malt to me. Not bad, but I agree that Fullers is much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 1, 2001
Aroma similar to Bass but with a little more bitterness. Soft,caramel taste. Perhaps not the best example of the style but very nice nonetheless.

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.

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.

3.3
   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.


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