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Ossett Excelsior

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style
Brewed by Ossett
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ossett, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Our strongest permanently available brew, Excelsior has a mellow yet full flavour that develops into a fruity dryness. A fresh, hoppy aroma with citrus, toffee and floral characteristics.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (283) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Z pompy, One Eyed Rat, Ripon. Kolor ciemnozloty, klarowne. Piana niska, bardzo gesta, powoli opada, zostawia gruba obraczke i srednio oblepia szklo. W aromacie troche slodu i karmelu, lekkie ziola, mieta, trawa, lodygi, minimalne slodkie owoce, ogolnie aromat przyjemny, ale malo intensywny. W smaku lekko slodowe i zbozowe, minimalnie karmelowe, lekko kwasne, troche owocowych estrow, w tym wyrazne jablko. W odczuciu polwytrawne, gladkie, lekko wodniste. Wysycenie srednie w strone wysokiego, nie przeszkadza, przyjemnie musuje. Goryczka wysoka, piwo wydaje sie na poczatku niezbalansowane a goryczka zbyt drapiaca, jednak w miare ogrzewania staje sie ona gladsza, wychodza owocowe estry i aromaty chmielowe (w tym bardzo wyrazny grejpfrut i gorzkie pomarancze, ktorych w zapachu nie bylo), a przez to znacznie wzrasta pijalnosc.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4670) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear straw yellow with a small white head, spotty lacing. Aroma and flavors are citrus and pale malts
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Yellow with slight haze. Aroma and flavour have pale malts and a moderate hop flavour with just a light fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear pale golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, quite hoppy, lightly tropical fruits, nicely bitter. Average body and carbonation. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1625) - WALES - AUG 16, 2014
Cask. Hazy yellow, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is very toned down sherbet. Body is medium, low carbonation. Taste is light malt, astringent, pretty bitter in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3944) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Light biscuit malts. Pale gold with no head. Light biscuit, light citrus and some bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (2962) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Golden colour with halo of white head. Aroma is stale straw,. Flavour is cardboard, oxidised stale grains. Bad stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1093) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask in the Shepherd’s Rest, Sowerby Bridge. Pours golden with a white head. A bitter sweet beer with biscuity notes plus plenty of good citrus hop flavour. Quite decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3789) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Cask @ Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge. Pale golden heavy textured ale with a creamy head. Has a sugary berry sweet aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1278) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask shepherds boy dewsbury. Hazy golden colour decent white head lacing. Aroma is light citrus. Taste is citrus bready malts light bitterness medium body. Decent session stuff


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