RATINGS: 1640   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Orange brown with white head. Fruity doughy aroma. Sweet fruit and yeasty dough. Not bad. Not great.

ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is faint malt. The taste is watery but has caramel malt in it.

gripweed57 (2462) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color topped by a creamy white head. Soft fruity malt nose. Tangy caramel malt flavor hints at apples and brown sugar. Nice balance and flavor.

Dervock (1347) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange citrus and cereal malt. Taste is light sweet malt which quickly fades.

PapaVillum (950) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Lys ravfarvet amerikansk Premium Bitter/ESB med mindre offwhite skumtop, som hurtigt svinder til kant og overlade. Lettere diset og rolig. Lettere sødlige noter og pilsnermalt-ditto i aromaen. Appelsin/mandarin-noter. Ganske dejlig smag, som indledningsvis domineres af frugtagtig sødme, men overtages af humlebitterhed. Fremstår frisk med smagsnoter af karamel, humle og frugt. Med en middel fyldig krop og en tynd til olieret konsistens. Karboneringen er på et medium niveau, og afslutningen bitter og kort. Overall: Meget drikkelig og frisk ESB trods den snarlige udløbsdato. Overraskende meget frugtsødme og overraskende god øl. 355 ml, flaske, 5.8 % ABV, BB: 01/05/17, købt og nydt på Café Langebro på Islands Brygge, CPH. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ebone1988 (1925) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Aroma is bitter, caramel malt, earthy hop, one-dimensional. Appearance is amber golden, mostly clear, white head. Taste is bitter, earthy hop, caramel malt, easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bitter caramel aftertaste. Overall, easy drinking, although not great for the style.

OnTheTrail (508) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Pours light slightly hazy amber,off white head. Aroma is malty, bready, spicy. Taste is caramel malt, slightly hoppy. Light body.

Desverger (11455) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2017
[email protected] Langebro, Copenhagen - golden orange pour with thin white head. Fruity and malty number, sweet caramel and toffee, some piney hoppy bitter notes in the finish.

tmalaher (304) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Nice Straight Ahead esb. Good balance of malt and caramel and bitterness. Acceptable

gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Dark copper Thin white head. Malty caramel flavor. Subtle sweetness. Nice tasty beer. Not sure why this rates so low.

Rex_Remes (214) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2017
(12oz bottle, usa) AROMA: malt, vanilla, cheese/dairy, some fruit/cherry. APPEARANCE: medium golden, tad brown, a little cloudy, standard head. TASTE: cherry, some kind of chocolate or nut, a bit sweet upfront, toast, bread crust, some herbal, and light hoppy finish. PALATE: crisp, bright, a little oily, fresh. OVERALL: nice beer, very drinkable, not as bitter as expected, would be a solid, above average every day beer.

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