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

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Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dhannes on 01-08-2011

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3.54/5  rDev 0%
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)
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 1 ratings