drpimento (2030) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours golden and fizzy. Some citrus notes and mild hops along with traces of corn. Fine for hot days.
ElGaucho (2116) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gold Coloring with White Head. Cardboard Aroma. Sweet Caramel Malt...But The Taste Isn’t Pleaant to the Palate.. Watery.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow amber color, aroma heavy grassy , light clean slighty malt taste. Gets points for not having any noticable off tastes. Taste however did not deliver the promise of the aroma