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

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RATINGS: 78   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.


AshtonMcCobb's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3598) - Edinburgh, - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at the Haymarket Bar. Pours golden with a proportionate head. The nose has creamy, grapefruit. The taste has more of the same against a malt background. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, a solid citizen.


4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jen81 (20) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
Cask at the The Hop, Leeds. Pours a little golden with a lasting slightly creamy head. Not much smell, only vaguely floral. Tasting is a wonderful combination of a sweet smooth citrus with the floral notes coming through. Slightly sharper hoppy aftertaste. Rarely find a sweet citrus beer, and this one is spectacular in its rarity. Really enjoyed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (337) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, lime, grain, some berry fruitiness and grassy hops. Taste of sweet grain, soft citrus lemon, lime, biscuit, some blackberry, some resin and grassy hops. Medium bodied, some carbonation and a slightly prickly texture. A bittersweet lemon and biscuit finish. A pleasant and easy drinking bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Cask, The Sun Inn, Dent, North Yorkshire. From 2008 notes: golden pour with small white head. Medium palate and carbonation. Hoppy with quite bitter finish. Enjoyable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear pale golden beer with a small bubbly head. Spicy hop flavor, citrus, hay, floral, grassy, some pepper. Pepper flavor, citrus, hay, floral, some herbal notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - golden amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity floral and light biscuity malt, touch of caramel an toffee, pleasing drop this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (491) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Z pompy, One Eyed Rat, Ripon. Kolor ciemnozloty, klarowne. Piana niska, bardzo gesta, powoli opada, zostawia gruba obraczke i srednio oblepia szklo. W aromacie troche slodu i karmelu, lekkie ziola, mieta, trawa, lodygi, minimalne slodkie owoce, ogolnie aromat przyjemny, ale malo intensywny. W smaku lekko slodowe i zbozowe, minimalnie karmelowe, lekko kwasne, troche owocowych estrow, w tym wyrazne jablko. W odczuciu polwytrawne, gladkie, lekko wodniste. Wysycenie srednie w strone wysokiego, nie przeszkadza, przyjemnie musuje. Goryczka wysoka, piwo wydaje sie na poczatku niezbalansowane a goryczka zbyt drapiaca, jednak w miare ogrzewania staje sie ona gladsza, wychodza owocowe estry i aromaty chmielowe (w tym bardzo wyrazny grejpfrut i gorzkie pomarancze, ktorych w zapachu nie bylo), a przez to znacznie wzrasta pijalnosc.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear straw yellow with a small white head, spotty lacing. Aroma and flavors are citrus and pale malts
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3727) - 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 (9648) - 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.


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