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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8557) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
Cask, gravity, Merton Summer Beer Festival, 16-07-10 I’ve had this many a time and never got around to rating it, and to be fair rating whilst serving and dashing about like a mad man is probably not the fairest way to rate this. Pours golden in colour with a white head, this is fruity, hoppy and crisp, leading to a dry finish. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9501) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2010
Cask, half at The Hop in Leeds. Clear golden, low lacing head. Malt-fruity aroma. Blended taste character of caramel malts, resin-like hops with a spicy bite to it. Developing bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied (Leeds, 10.07.2010).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2010
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Clear golden oclour, white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavour is malty, hoppy with a hint of citrus. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Cask. Clear yellow with a creamy white head. A little fruit and butter in the nose. Light body, low carbonation, a little fruit and citrus with a dry and hoppy finish. 190110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Barton. Gold, thin but lasting white head and low condition. Pleasant muted citrus sweet hoppiness in the nose, quite bitter and dry in the mouth with some hints of chalkiness and faint citrus notes, lingering hop bitterness in the finish that again is quite dry and faintly fruity citric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Cask gravity, Rugby 09. Dirty gold, white rim. Big orange hop, lemon and lime jelly aroma, slightly sweaty and herbal with celery hints. Good tanging hops and structural malt. Orange, lime and vanilla. Clean and sweaty. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
Ossett Excelsior Cask conditioned handpump Brunswick Derby. A light golden coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma has citrus notes with pineapple and lemon. Spritzy citrus flavours. A good body with lovely hopping. Nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1685) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2009
cask Bricklayers beer fest putney;I like it.A surprisingly aromatic ale.Some grapefruit with malt toffee backdrops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4449) - 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 (11664) - 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.

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