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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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1,640 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,640
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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Stinkypuss

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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Tawny in color with a soda like head that doesn't retain well. Spotty lacing appears here and there. Looks like a pale ale.

S. Floral hops appear lightly to the nose. Also some malty nuances.

T. A fairly hoppy ESB. Toasted grains come through. The earthy hop tends to dominate the flavor, which is all around, kind of light. Bitter butter notes. Could do for a bit more balance.

M. Light, crisp, a bit aggressive on the palate with the bitter hop and high level of carbonation.

D. This is a fairly easy drinking ESB. A bit rough around the edges, a bit light in some flavor departments. Still a decent choice any day.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 01:50:22 | More by Stinkypuss
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,640 ratings.