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 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 (3937) - 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 (14175) - 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 (20274) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2007
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival, a bright pale gold with a foamy head. A strong fruity hop aroma. A very fresh fruity aroma. Light, bitter and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2007. Gold colour with thin white head. Fragrant, flowery hop aroma. Bit of yeast on the aroma. Does lack a bit of body. I quite like the citrus drying hop finish. Some tangerine and I like the finish, just lacks a bit of malt structure in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
Cask handpump at Fanny’s Ale House, Saltaire. Clear, golden colour with big creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Flavours are smooth and subtle, some citrus, light bitterness, very drinkable. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Ramsgate beer fest. Sweet aroma but very bitter. Citric and floral notes as usual. Swings and roundabouts really.

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