bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, dark copper, with almost no head. Some floral notes in the aroma a flavor, but the malt and grain both are much more pronounced. I have to say this was kind of underwhelming.
Ericular (612) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, fleeting taste. President of Excelsior Brewing talked about their goal of approachable beers. This brew fulfills their philosophy, and could appeal well as an all-purpose ale accessible by all levels of beer fans. Muted and safe, but I think that was the point.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus nose. Pretty balanced brew. Kinda muted in a sense. Ok to put back a couple but nothing crazy.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with a little head. Aroma and taste are nice floral and citrus hops. Definitely a tasty brew.
OscarFalls (45) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. I want my first child to come from the womb directly into a cat of XLCR.
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portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler. Pours clear gold color with a soapy head that fades. Aroma of malt and caramel with a subtle pepper spice. Taste has spicy hops and then the malt caramel shows up. Palate is fizzy and dry. Rather safe and boring.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden, clear pale ale. A touch of fruitiness to the nose, then a caramelly malt front with a turn to the hop dimensions later, though with continuing malt backbone and some grassy notes that stay shy of vegetal. Decent drinking, but a better nose than flavor. (on tap at Ball Park Cafe, Minnesota State Fair)
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the taproom. Clear light orange pour with a foamy white head. Very nice floral hop profile with a touch of sweet malt. Good drinker.
vikingguy (804) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank at the brewery. Gold, slightly hazy. A liberally hopped pale ale. Good body backs it up. Going off memory here but I really liked this one. Of the three offerings this was my favorite.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, at the disastrous Minnesota Food Truck Festival. Gold color. Dry malt and herbal hops in both the aroma and the flavor. More hops in the aroma however, and a dry, herbal finish with malt.