kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carmel, malt aroma. Copper with thin head. Full body, malty, with nut notes. Smooth with mild bitter finish.
drpimento (2495) - 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 (2306) - 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 (5187) - 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.