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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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1,663 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 17
Gots: 69 | 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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mooseisloose

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3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into 16 oz beer goblet. The smell from the bottle was a dry sweet smell. In the glass the ale was rose colored gold hue with a light head that disappeared quickly. The smell in the glass is also sweet.
The taste is a hoppy sweet beginning that you would expect from the smell with some bitter aftertones and a more bitter than sweet finish. Carbonation is good, not too much, nor too little. This ale would be preferrred by the european drinker who prefers more bitter finish. At the start the finish of this beer seemed too bitter for me but I think it may grow on me.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 00:26:44 | More by mooseisloose
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,663 ratings.