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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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1,642 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,642
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 15
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the style of a traditional British ESB (Extra Special Bitter), we’ve been making ESB continuously since 1987, and it’s now the benchmark for the Amber beer category. Despite having “bitter” in its name, Redhook ESB is really not that bitter at all. This brew is all about the balance of caramel malt sweetness completed by spicy, citrusy hops.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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HBeezley

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3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a six-er of these for hurricane Irene.

A - Not bad, but nothing special here.

S - Nice mild nose of malt, floral hops, and honey.

T - Yes! This is good. refreshing citrus that is overpowered by hops accompanied by a sweetness from the alcohol. Bitters come in nicely (not harshly) and the beer finish is a sharp bitterness with a good balance of honey-like taste.

M - Smooth. Refreshing. But neither take away from the brew.

O - This is a winner for me. Refreshing, but not light. Complex enough to keep you interested. But simple enough to just have with your meal without killing it (I'm having it with my home-made chive pancakes - yes, I cook; so what?). It's a nice staple to have in the fridge. even though I din't need to stock up on beers for the storm (where I am, nothing happened but a breeze) I'm glad I did. I'll definitely go for this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 03:18:46 | More by HBeezley
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.