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


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1569) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
Tasty and smooth, hops shine through. Some citrussy notes, nice and floral. Part of a gift from uckelman and sarauckelman for our wedding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, good lacing, resin, citrus, fruity, bit thin bodied, moderately dry citrus finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6569) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask with Sarah. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of light citrus and grapefruit with underlying earthy grains. Flavor starts with citrus with a hint of grapefruit and a note of backing sweet grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1368) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
50cl bottle. Thin white head. Golden/blond pour. Nice subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Slightly hazy gold beer. Fresh light and dry palate. Semi sweet grapefruit hops. some bitterness as well, Decent but a let down by being a bit too dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Nov 2009: Every so often I find a breweries beers I’ve never heard of before, Ossett being the brewery this time, Excelsior being their strongest regular brew. Pick up in Cleethorpes and with 4 months life left, it was poured into a UK pint sleeve for this review. Pale and lager looking (gold and bright), a full foaming white head sat on top of the beer. On closer inspection a very slight haze could be detected within the body, but not enough to ruin its looks, but a haze none the less. Cascade hops are used, unusual for a UK bitter, helps the lightness but didn’t add anything to the aroma, which was wheaty, a leaning towards floral, but after everything, a bland smelling beer. Hops, the Cascade boys now turn up to give some dryness; a yeasty, doughy taste combine within the flavours to make this a different beer to many I’ve reviewed. Light bodied, yet flavoursome with a strong aftertaste, the alcohol (5.2%ABV) being more prominent towards the end of the session.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (938) - ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
On cask. Light gold, white top. Smells of bitter lemon. In the mouth there's a gin like slo-berry, lime, and bags of hoppy bitters. A bit off kilter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at the Haymarket Bar. Pours golden with a proportionate head. The nose has creamy, grapefruit. The taste has more of the same against a malt background. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, a solid citizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superflyguy (426) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
gentle hop aroma. fuller flavour in the mouth with a little malt coming through. i felt the 5.2 came through too much. good head! cask. the hop. leeds.

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