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


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RATINGS: 73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle. Bronze beer with a toffee and dry aroma. The flavour is roasted, bitter and deeply toffee. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2008
Bottled Conditioned, 500ml from Booths in Longton Lancs. Gold with white head. Quite flattish with thin head and body. Sweetish with restrained hop, light, and flowery. Fairly standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Bright yellow with a summery aroma of honey, lemons and floral hops. When you take a sip though, things go downhill. There’s some bitterness but it soon begins to taste like weak fairy liquid. Unbalanced, this is a bit of a dog’s breakfast of a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
citric sweet nose. greenish yellow colour, finest white rim. fresh, bitter taste, grass and cardboard. too long, very dry, overly chalky mouthfeel. bland and dry overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow. Pale gold colour. Fresh as a daisy and just as floral. Brash, spicy hops. Intensely aromatic. Lychees and grapefruit in the flavour. Lots of bite on the finish. Just superb!.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Warm gold, soap ring of head. Faint blackberry aroma. Berry sweetness, a touch of pastry, a little toast finish. Simple, decent pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle bought from the excellent Booths on a trip up north. Golden and very clear. Hoppy but not overpoweringly so.Some citrus traces with a sharp and fresh bitterness.Very pleasant and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Gold with a thick white head. Sweet floral hop aroma, slightly soapy. Crisp grainy hop taste. Good bitter finish. 27.11.10, Cask at The Green Man, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Aroma is citric. tatse is sweet, grassy and grainy. Rating: 6,3,6,4,11:3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle at home ... Pale crisp golden yellow ... lots of hop and light fruit in nose ... clean fresh fruitb and little caramel followed by a crisp citrus hop ... little drying in finish with a good hop linger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, big white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly yeasty. Also has some slight spicy hints. Flavour is spiced, wooden and quite grassy and dry hoppy. Good balance, refreshing, but then again quite empty.

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