noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear pale amber with a full beige head. Effervescent, good head retention and lace. Aroma is faint, generically malty. Flavor is sweet light malt, honeyed, offset by just a bit of floral hops. More husky and grainy in the finish, slightly flawed here. Thin to medium bodied, mild carbonation, quite drinkable.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours a light brown color with a lot of beige head. Aroma is heavy on grain. The taste is grassy and sweet, with light caramel, fruit and corn notes. A crisp floral quality comes out in the finish. Average carbonation, and above average mouthfeel for the style. I actually thought this was a decent, easy drinking beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, coppery, caramel brown color. A small, frothy, cream colored head leaves skinny lines of lacing behind. The aroma shows notes of glazed biscuit, toasty caramel, brown sugar, and hints of lightly peppery, floral hops. Flavors, too, are simple but well executed for the style. Lightly toasty, stale cereal grains and caramel are balanced by weak, green, floral hops. Medium bodied and just a touch syrupy, the mouthfeel is substantial but overly carbonated and fizzy. Decent enough for a pale lager, but a pale lager nonetheless.
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple well made lager (oxymoron?). Thirst quenching. Pretty good for what it is. Better than many macro counterparts.
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not an incredible beer, but compared to the King of Beers, also a pale lager, this one is a madman. Not the color of pee, which is always a plus. Not bad at all.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, no date. Clear golden with a 1/2 finger yellowish white head, fading to a thick ring and tattered film. Aroma of sweet cereal grain and some light corn. Flavor adds a bit more corn, and a tinge of grassy hops. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 2. Light prickly carbonation with light body. Just another inoffensive pale lager not really worth seeking out.
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Big 20 beer tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee.
Is this is Esser’s best I am not interested in Esser’s next best.
Corn, very mild hops. Wet grass smell and slightly sour.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden yellow with a thin white diminishing head. Aroma of sweet malts, corn and mild spices. Malted body comprised of corn and mild hops that finishes just a shade bitter and astringent. A bit watery.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was both suprised and impressed with this brew. It suprised me because I didn’t imagine the beer to be so full flavored, and it impressed me because it was a nicer tasting lager then imagined. Dark golden colour, full fluffy white head. Fruity aroma with pleasent biscuity malts on the palate and very rich taste.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light orange color with a white head that reduced over a minute or so. Aroma was of wet dog and grass. Or, if you prefer, a dog that has rolled around in wet grass. Either way, it didn’t smell particularly good. There was also a whiff of apple juice. Light body and slightly sweet up front with a little bitterness at the end. Tasted of watered down toffee, dilute apple juice, and grass. Not a particularly strong beer on any front.