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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3887) - Breda, 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 (9928) - 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
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (7575) - 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 (5253) - 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 (1939) - 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
ManVsBeer (5662) - 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 (2230) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sad24 (210) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
A hoppy aroma with citrus and toffee but well balanced and not over the top.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (794) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Hand pulled at The Crown, Beeston. I liked this. Strong, yup, and probably the main reason I’m now sitting on a train deciding whether to have curry, pizza or chips at the other end. Tasty hoppy citrus bitter with some ginger grassiness. I think I’m making up words here. Nice beer.


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