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Excelsior Bitteschläppe Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A plethora of Munich malt drives this beer forward, with a subtle nutty flavor and an easy, dry finish. Prost!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown color with a small white head. A light toast and toffee nose. Dark berries, toffee, caramel, toast. Very sweet. Quite nice. Big old Munich purple flavors. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (677) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Again i am disappointed with this brewery...always too much malt in their beers...very average beer...not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, and fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, grain, and nuts. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near blear brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and earthy grain with a bit of sweetness underlying. Flavor has a bit more sweet grain with bread and a hint of toffee underlying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SODAK14 (313) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Meh... Just your run of the mill, average brown ale. Taste what OK (what did you expect?). Not a big fan over the dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pour on tap at Republic Calhoun, hazy dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, earth, slight caramel, toffee into a bit of yeast, slight bread into a bit of toast. Taste was a mix of toast, bread, caramel into a bit of spice, grass, slight toffee, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VeinAle (124) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nose is sweet malt. Pours dark with a small head. Taste is sweet earthiness. Average brown

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Corey. Rich chestnut brown pour with burnt copper-orange edges; creamy, foamy beige head plumes up nicely on top & settles slowly. Aroma has a nice CaraMunich malt base. Toasty caramel notes, nuts, faint cocoa dust, a touch of toffee, & a hint of dark fruit sweetness, namely prune. Mild inclusion of musty earthiness, too. Starts to get a touch of apple-y tartness with some warmth... Uh-oh? Flavor... whoa! Sour apples & acetic acid are the first thing to hit my tongue. Vinegar, sourness, & acetone bury the malt base almost completely. Infected, by a long shot. Strange how it was surpassed in the aroma? Very weird. Sadly I must hammer the score as this was pretty gross.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bookman10 (775) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours a deep reddish-brown, with minimal head. Aroma is very sour, fruity, almost like rotten bananas. Flavor starts a bit sour, with distinct nut favors in the finish. I wasn’t favorably impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Sample at APN. Pour is a hazy, orange/brown with a good amount of head. Lots of caramel and toffee, solid beer for the style.

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