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Redhook ESB - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,748 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 1,748
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Not too bitter for something with bitter in its name.

chrisakavern, Thursday at 10:18 PM
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3/5  rDev -12%

A little disappointing given what I thought of the game changer. Here goes:

A: Not that good. Cloudy brown, tiny head and no lacing. 2/5

S: Toasty caramel malt and simple grainy cereal; otherwise nothing. No hops or yeast. Very simple. 2.5/5

T: Very grainy. I'm used to ESB's having a lot more caramel (see Fuller's ESB). This beer, however, just tastes like a regular adjunct lager that's been infused with some caramel malt. In fact, the Game Changer pale ale tastes far more like an ESB than this beer. Drinkable, but not good. 3/5

M: Not bad. Well carbonated, glides down the tongue easily. About average for a pale ale. 3.5/5

O: Just OK. Nothing worth buying, however. Will not be having again.3/5

leantom, Sep 12, 2014
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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,748 ratings.