RateBeer
overall
17
45
style
Serve in Lager glass

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/22/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Das Bierhaus, WI

clear dark yellow, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet corn and malt aroma with light floral bitterness, sweet caramel malt flavor, well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Flanagan’s in Appleton, Wisconsin. Pours a light coppery amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a fine film and white bubbly ring. Aroma of light caramel malt, some corn grits, roasted nuts and flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a sour dough and slight bitter flavor. Finish is nutty and malty with a mild bitter aftertaste that slowly disappears. Nice to see another Wisconsin Pre-Prohibition label has been revived.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Carmel, malt aroma. Copper with thin head. Full body, malty, with nut notes. Smooth with mild bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (2495) - 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.

2.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2306) - 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.

3.2
   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.

2.4
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5187) - 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.

2.1
   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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50