Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.15/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Taking the advice of the "Bros," I reviewed this ESB at room temperature. The freshness date on the bottle read 02-06-08.
A: Redhook ESB pours a clear amber with orange undertones. The finger of head was white and fizzy, until it disappeared. There is not much carbonation (which is normal for ESB). The color is attractive, but the quickly fading head is lame.
S: It smelled very lightly of hops and toasty malts. There were hints of dried fruit. The aroma was too weak.
T: Upon first sip, there is a sweetness on the tip of the tongue which showcases the toasted malt. The first thing I understood about this beer was its well-balanced taste. It is very light on hop flavor, but remains bitter at the swallow. There is a pleasant aftertaste. The alcohol does come through in this beer, at almost 6%.
M: This is light-bodied, and lightly carbonated, which adheres to the style. It works well with the taste of the beer.
D: It is more interesting than a bad beer, but I do not think I would go for a six-pack. I imagine it would go well with a dinner though, maybe chicken.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2008 05:47:31 | More by MusicaleMike
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