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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - 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 (20217) - 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 (13198) - 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 (1840) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 25, 2006
Really bitter, too bitter perhaps, and with a strong sweet flowers aroma. I guess it is the hops, but wasn’t not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 13/06/2002 Golden coloured with some alcohol. Floral aroma. Sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 04/06/2004 Golden coloured and hoppy. Orange fruit flavour. Creamy lasting finish. 3. Cask Handpump at Scholars Bar, Scarborough 06/02/2009 Floral hop aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and strong in alcohol with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2005
Pale gold colour. Fresh as a daisy and just as floral. Brash, spicy hops. Intensely aromatic. Lychees and grapefruit in the flavour. Some bite on the finish. Maybe not the most complex beer, but just what a golden ale should be. Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Fairly nice. Touch of sweetmalt at the start. Light body, medium bitter citrusy hops, pleasant and innofensive, drinkable stuff.

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