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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A full-bodied lager, Esser’s Best is comprised of the choicest malt and hops and sparkling, pure Wisconsin water. Brewed with an old world recipe translated from the original German, Esser’s Best has a smooth, rich taste that comes from a longer lagering process. Esser’s Best. Combining world-class taste and old world tradition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1050) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Carmel, malt aroma. Copper with thin head. Full body, malty, with nut notes. Smooth with mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
Worldwide common lager writ olde fashioned. Some malt and a bit of hop, corn, fizzy. a bit of head that fades, lace after a tip of the glass. Not bad if there’s not much choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden and fizzy. Some citrus notes and mild hops along with traces of corn. Fine for hot days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
On tap at Warner Park, home of the Madison Mallards. This is the best beer available at the ballpark, and that includes several Great Dane offerings (Crop Circle Wheat, Aaron’s 755 Amber, Mallard’s Ale). Therefore, it is not only Esser’s Best, but Warner Park’s and the Duck Blind’s best. Smells like a cream ale, but relatively faint aroma with some hops. Reddish gold color with a cream, off-white head and nice lace. However, it was served in a plastic beer cup. Nice flavor. Has a hop profile, but not piney at all. ESB-like. Session quality. Very underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap long neck brown bottle with no freshness date. Made a decent appearance, poured a clear reddish golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, very minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a flour bready and yeasty nose with a light grassiness at the edges. A crisp and smooth lightish medium bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability. Slightly sour bready and yeasty taste with a light grassy hoppiness and a dry bready finish with a little lingering grassy in the palate. I thought this was a pretty enjoyable lager, light and refreshing, ideal for the summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Peculiar pale lager. Starts out fairly bland, typical pale malt sweetness. Then transitions into an unpleasant metallic/acidic off-flavor that leaves a lingering film on the palate, that’s hard to shake. Not a beer I’d ever order again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2006
The body is dark gold with a white head. The aroma has some light grass and burnt cookies. There is also some light carrots. The taste is metallic with some carrots and raw dirty potato skins. A strange lager that could use more body. Too much carbonation and this finishes like seltzer water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Gold Coloring with White Head. Cardboard Aroma. Sweet Caramel Malt...But The Taste Isn’t Pleaant to the Palate.. Watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2005
12 oz bottle. Medium very clear amber, smallish drying white head...very light, indistinct caramel nose with a bit of dry grass...clean, balanced bitter-sweet body, full front and watery finish...OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Clear golden body, lacks a good head. Sweet aroma, reminds me of a sugar donut with a white bread and Saaz kick. The start of the flavor has a confused combination of pale malt and carbonic astringency but after that settles down the malt and Saazy hops come out nicely.

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