Extra Special Bitter

Redhook’s flagship beer got its start as a winter seasonal recipe in the mid 80’s. In the early years, Extra Special Bitter earned a reputation as ‘banana beer’ and has been brewed continuously since 1987. ESB’s caramel malt sweetness and subtle spice and fruit hop flavors, quickly defined the style, becoming Seattle’s definitive craft beer and inspiring a new wave of craft beers across the country.

Flavor Profile

Aroma: Floral Spiciness, Slight Bitterness
Flavor: Caramel Malts, Toffee, Baked Bread
Finish: Fruity Esters: Stone Fruit

Ingredients and Specifications

Malt: Pale, Crystal
Hops: Willamette
Original Gravity: 13.3º
Finishing Gravity: 2.5º
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 28

Nutritional Information

Per 12oz serving

Calories: 183
Carbs: 13g
Protein: 2.33g
Fat: 0g

Because brewing is a natural process, values are approximate and may vary slightly.

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