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Wooden River ESB - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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rAvg: 3.54
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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

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Beer added by: dhannes on 01-08-2011

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3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this new tap on 1/8/11 at the Hilldale location, after sampling an "Octoberfest" that was very watery. This was served well chilled in a pint glass.

A=A light caramel color with minimal foam that dissipated quickly (even my mother, not a beer drinker, commented that Great Dane must use soap for washing glasses as their was very little head).

S=Non-existent...a very faint smell of hops, but not much else.

T=I disliked the taste of the first few sips so much that I didn't see myself finishing the beer--somewhat sour and tangy. But after letting the beer warm up to around 45º, the flavor improved immensely, reminding me of the marzen that I was looking for...bold, flavorful, and no longer off.

M=A good body...just a bit too watery to give it an excellent, however.

D=If trying this beer, let it warm up before finishing it...if you are trying to slam a beer before a Badger game, you won't get the full essence of this new brew...it needs at least a half hour to fully appreciate its flavor.

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Wooden River ESB from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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