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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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1,642 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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livingregret

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4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: I've enjoyed this on tap and I am reviewing it straight out of a bottle

Appearance: Pours a golden amber w/ 2 finger worth of head and ample lacing.

Smell: Citrus, sweet fruit apart from the citrus, some malt...and a touch of spice.

Taste: Malt w/ a touch of citrus and a slightly hopy finish. A touch of bitterness and no alcohol taste for it being 5.8% It is a crisp feeling in your mouth...somewhat smooth...and crisp feel. Goes down easy....

Drinability: I've walked past this beer so many times and never once though about trying it. Took the Red Hook tour and found out I actually really enjoy most of there beers, except IPA's because I despise them, and am putting this beer into my rotation. Good beer to relax to

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 00:04:23 | More by livingregret
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.