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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
This pours a deep golden body with a slender, vanishing fizzy head. It has a grainy aroma, sweet with the distracting smell of candy corn. It has a bready malt flavor with a bit of caramel and a quiet metallic bitterness. Drinkable, but I’m glad I did a single bottle purchase.

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   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 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
*didnt like wouldnt buy* aroma: smells of ball park beer. app: looks like pee. flavor: taste like a floral lager. palate: fine. OA: eh, its a lager with no problems.. except its a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a golden honey color with a white head. Aroma is honey, grain, malt, and some spicy hops. Flavor is malts, grain, and a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Golden color with a grain/corn scent. Bland at first, and then it gets acidic as it warms. Not much to recommend this one. Blech.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours light amber with a slight head and slight lacing. Very under carbonated. Slight smells of malts and light hops. Weak flavor not worth my time or money.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
From the bottle, pours a clear orange-gold with a decently thick foamy white head. Aromas of malts and buttered corn-on-the-cob. Tastes like a thicker version of (You-name-the-golden) Ale found in any local brewpub made to satisfy the non-beer-snob patrons. There’s a lot of corn, off-balanced by caramel malts, with a similar aftertaste that just keeps hanging around. It’s not terrible, but don’t let this be the last beer you rate tonight.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (2632) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a light orange color with a white head that reduced over a minute or so. Aroma was of wet dog and grass. Or, if you prefer, a dog that has rolled around in wet grass. Either way, it didn’t smell particularly good. There was also a whiff of apple juice. Light body and slightly sweet up front with a little bitterness at the end. Tasted of watered down toffee, dilute apple juice, and grass. Not a particularly strong beer on any front.

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