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Redhook "ESB"
Redhook Brewery - Woodinville, Washington USA
Extra Special Bitter (ABV 5.8%) (IBU 28)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 11/20

The pour was a medium amber with a yellow hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that receded down to a thin layer and small collar of residue with poor lacing.

The aroma was rather strong of toasted caramel malts and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of toffee, butterscotch and citrus (orange peel).

The taste was very malty and a tad sweet with a hint of toffee early on and then had a mild citrus bitterness (probably from the orange peel) and a light alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow and was basically malty sweet and very mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel was a step or two beyond light in body with a mildly syrupy texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a rather tasty brew with a bit more of and an alcohol ending than the ABV suggests...

Sampled: 4/21/2012
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