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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 18
Gots: 72 | 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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TagoMago

New York

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clean, clear golden-red. Pours with decent head - lacing present.

Aroma: Strong, citrusy hop punch upfront with some citric fruitiness. There are also some diacetyl notes present, which hide behind a faint graininess.

Taste: Smooth and medium-bodied. There is a raw, bitter, upfront hop-punch. There is also an intense citrusy, almost grapefruit-like taste present. The finish is dry with some graininess

Overall: This is a little too raw and harsh on the palate for my tastes, though overall is a decent beer and is worth a try. It presents a very good example of its style, too.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2004 06:10:57 | More by TagoMago
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.