phaleslu (10329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2017
12 oz. bottle from gregwilsonstl - thanks again, Greg! Part of his generous Free Beer Week box. Can’t tell you the last time I had any Redhook. This one pours a deep, barely cloudy, slightly browned amber with a finger of beige head that settles unevenly and laces the glass. Notes of toasted and caramel malts, earth and grass and leaves, soap, and mild spice. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel that finishes with a lingering intense soap-like bitterness. Call it floral if you want, it’s just a bit harsh. Not bad, but a little out of balance. sebletitje (10094) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2008
Pours ruby/amber, tan head.
Aroma is hoppy with herbal-pine.
Taste, hoppy with caramel malts. Overall mouthfeel and finish is hoppy and caramelized.
Found the beer to be too hoppy and lacking any significant spices to make this one a trully enjoyable winter ale. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Roasted malt and silky caramel…Sweet fruit and cinnamon…More of an autumn beer… onceblind (9867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Clear dark amber, with a nice but small foamy head that left ok lacing. Aroma was confusing for an English Strong, or a winter ale for that matter. I got a lot of citrus rind, nutmeg, toasted biscuit, burnt toffee, and a great big dose of herbal hops. In the flavor the hoppiness was a little restrained, leaving plenty of room for some biscuity toffee malts to come through, with some citrus rind, a little nutmeg, and some soft bitterness from herbal hops at the finish. Not shabby, but nothing I’d buy again. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Pours dark red with off white head, aroma is some caramel, nuts, roasted malt, touch of vanilla. Taste up front is some sweet caramel, biscuit, vanilla, leading into some nutty flavors and finishing a bit dry and bitter with the roasted malt. Pretty good!
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear red color with a brown hue, thin khaki head. Some lace. Interesting, intriguing aroma... Sort of a sweet taste. Like a red twizzler. Sort of fruity hops, like fruit punch. Interesting sweetness, kind of sugary. Despite the more pronounced carbonation, this is drinkable because the taste is so interesting. A winter ale that’s more on the candy side. My mom had a taste, she suggested orange... I can see that JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Malty aroma, brown sugar, vanilla. Light chocolate. Flavour of sweet malt, caramel, spicy hops and a touch of vanilla. Light bitter finish. douglas88 (9421) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium beige head. The aroma is light spices, some caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, actually quite hoppy, some pine, toasted malts, nutty, citrus, some caramel. Quite nice really. And a good price. Really smooth and fairly light. Well made. blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours red amber with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is well balanced, for floral hops, a bit lighter than the aroma, and sweet caramel. Not bad. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Some light wood, nutmeg, scotch, cream... all around a tasty brew but not very complex... light-to-medium body, a little fizzy at times and creamy as others. Some leafy hops show up near the end. Decent enough. Smells like artificial strawberry flavoring sometimes.