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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Rat & Ratchet (Ossett), 40 Chapel Hill, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield Road, HD1 3EB.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100119]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
From cask at Euston Tap. Pours pale yellow with a small, creamy and white head. Aroma is mild fruity and caramelish to light toast. Mild fruity and toasted malty. Peachy and slight citrusy hoppy flavoured. Bitter and citrusy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
Cask. A hazy yellow beer with a dense orangey head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops on a lightly malty background. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrusy hops, malt, and hops, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20330) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Nynäshamn Real Ale Festival, Sweden.
Cloudy pale golden. Strong grassy aroma. Dry, hoppy, crisp and bitter. Quite a lot of butterscotch. The mouthfeel is deliciously soft, making in a real thirst quencher sharing a lot of similiarities with really good German pilseners. Odd, genious and simple, all at once.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Slightly hazy gold beer. Fresh light and dry palate. Semi sweet grapefruit hops. some bitterness as well, Decent but a let down by being a bit too dry.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13711) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours yellow-gold with a moderate, white head. Hay and straw bitterness with hints of citrus in the aroma. Good, balanced flavor with light orange and lemon citrus and some modest, toasted bread. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Dries out in the finish with more hay and mild, malty sweetness. Very good.


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