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Redhook ESB | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook ESBRedhook ESB
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Redhook ESBRedhook ESB

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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Pours light orange-copper with a half finger of white head. The nose is quite bready. There is a distinct sweet malty flavor accompanied by a little dryness on the finish. A refreshing session-type offering, but this beer is certainly nothing special.

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Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams Alpine Spring glass.

A - One finger white head, amber and clear

S - Floral, perfumey hops

T - Hop hit up front, fades into a light but not unpleasant malt sweetness

M - Nothing special, on the lighter side of medium

O - An easy-drinking beer. The flavors are not exceptional, but it goes down well and is well-done.

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Redhook ESB from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 2,114 ratings
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