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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Oh, I don't know...this wasn't bad but it sure didn't tickle my fancy either. Not sure what I expected but what I got was light--better flavor overall than MGD but pretty mild stuff. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be? Poured a light gold color with a white, quickly diminishing head. Not a whole lot of aroma. No real standout flavors but nothing offensive, either. Good on a hot day?

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Pours a nice rocky head...surprisingly enough. Head recovers to thin & white, but persists and left some faint lacing. Aroma of my grandmas basement. Medium to full yellow. Taste is hard to pin down. Maybe hay or weeds. Musty. Not really bad, but interesting in a Blatz kinda way, but with more body. I like the brewery, and this beer is one to drink for history if not for taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2008
[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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
golden straw body, light. thin white head. smells of... well, nothing really. some corn. light and clean. some earthy hop tones emerge. weak as hell.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours a nice golden color with a bit of fizzy head. Had this after I had a Special Export and the two beers are miles apart. Nice hop malt balance and very crisp flavor. Nothing spectacular, but if you’re on the lookout for a nice pale lager, this is a great choice. Fantastic lawn mower beer.

2.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a tired, tiny, white head. Smell: Some hints of floral and spice and pale malt -- all in all, it’s pretty basic. Taste: Pale maltiness with just a hint of sweetness. Floral, spicy hops. Taste of sour graininess. Medium hop bitterness lingers into the finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: No thanks.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2008
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
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.


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