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Red Hook ESB

 

 

Red Hook Extra Special Bitter, 5.8%, brewed in Portsmouth, NH. We are used to tasting locally Propeller ESB and more recently a user submitted ESB.

Lots of carbonization, nice malt, orange smell to the nose. Nice taste of caramel, and some bitterness from the hops. Creamy texture, fairly balanced and a nice option to try out.

http://redhook.com/beers/esb/
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.

STYLE…………………. Amber
ABV……………………. 5.8%
IBUS………………….. 28.0
IBU ORIGINAL GRAVITY.. 13.75 degrees plato
BREWED SINCE……… 1987
MEDALS: 2008 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner
2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner

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