Esser's Anniversary Ale | Cross Plains Beer Company

Esser's Anniversary AleEsser's Anniversary Ale
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Esser's Anniversary AleEsser's Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
Cross Plains Beer Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lemke10 on 01-25-2014

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Lemke10:
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3.11/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a clear, dark amber color with a slight foamy head. The aroma has a sweet malty scent. The taste is sweet with a mild flavor of toasted malts and oak. It does finish with a bit of a hoppy after taste but overall it is rather plain and simple when it comes to amber ales.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Swonkie
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of G_Mad
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of scaliasux
3.11/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - Reddish copper. Clear. Tall, cream colored head. Good retention.
S - Caramel malts. Raisin.
T - Sweet and malty. Dark fruit and a little burnt toast. Hops not apparent.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
2.84/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Found this as part of a build-your-own-sixer at my local grocer. No bottled on date has me a little leery. Poured right from the fridge into my pint glass.

L: Pours a clear ruddy amber, with about an inch of off-white head that sticks around for a while and leaves minimal cling. Mild visible carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel malts are the prominent notes. There's some diacetyl butterscotch present. Just a bit of herbal and earthy notes.

T: Caramel malts are present at the front--quite sweet for this style. This is followed by some buttery diacetyl notes and a very off-putting metallic flavor. The back end is a bit better, with more caramel malt and a touch of herbal/earthy hop notes which leave a bit of bitter on the palate. That metallic quality is hard to get past, though.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Crisp and clean, for the most part.

O: My review is obviously colored by the fact that I've got a bottle that is likely well-past date (judging by the fact that most of the ratings on here came from a year ago, I'd say this one is far from fresh). But based on what's there, I can't say that I would recommend this one.

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Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Esser's Anniversary Ale from Cross Plains Beer Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 6 ratings
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