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RATINGS: 1640   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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2.9
Borup (14551) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit and hops.

2.9
Tmoney99 (14503) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium head that did not last long. Aroma was milt with hoppy tone. Flavor was good combo of bitter and hops.

3.2
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Its ties to Bud means that you can find this quite good beer on tap all over the place. Always a reliable pick, with medium hoppiness (a bit less than you’d expect for an ESB) and good balance.

2.8
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2004
Hazy amber orange beer with a light malty aroma with faint hops and light citrus. Good malt taste, not too sweet, with a mild bitterness in aftertaste, quite sustained. Medium bodied with a good balance of hops and malts. I would not qualify this as a ESB though.

3.5
Drake (13742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2009
12 ounce bottle from a sampler. Pours a slighty hazy amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is earthy with notes of caramel and leafy hops. Taste is caramel, plum, peach and other fruity notes, leafy, bitter hops, nutty notes as well. Medium bodied. Good beer.

3.1
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Pale amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with grassy hops. Dry caramel malt flavour with a hoppy finish

2.4
BeerandBlues2 (13361) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy mixed bubble, off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malt, earthy and spicy hops with light rotten fruit notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, spicy, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3
Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2002
Not as bitter as I expected it to be, and therefore probably a good lead-in to the more bitter amber ales. Decent color and aroma but overall not as exotic as the label implies.

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a medium amber color with a medium head. The beer has a nice hoopy flavor with hints of carmel.


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