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


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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Distinct aroma of burnt toffee, short in the nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a rich fiery flavour to the biscuity base with a hint of toasted marshmallows. Slight prickle of bitter hop resins comes through in the short aftertaste. Finish is malty and robust with warming sweet notes of golden syrup and highland toffee. An excellent ESB and well recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1342) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2009
cask Bricklayers beer fest putney;I like it.A surprisingly aromatic ale.Some grapefruit with malt toffee backdrops.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Cask at The Victoria, Lincoln. Top stuff, this. Pale gold, gentle flavours, a citirc whiff and a pleasant bitter finish. Kept on it al lunchtime!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask shepherds boy dewsbury. Hazy golden colour decent white head lacing. Aroma is light citrus. Taste is citrus bready malts light bitterness medium body. Decent session stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (988) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask in the Shepherd’s Rest, Sowerby Bridge. Pours golden with a white head. A bitter sweet beer with biscuity notes plus plenty of good citrus hop flavour. Quite decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
On cask. Light gold, white top. Smells of bitter lemon. In the mouth there's a gin like slo-berry, lime, and bags of hoppy bitters. A bit off kilter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
Cask at Poste of Stone, Stone, Staffs. A very light ale which gives the impression it may be high on citrus content. More full bodied than that and a good quaffing light ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
citric sweet nose. greenish yellow colour, finest white rim. fresh, bitter taste, grass and cardboard. too long, very dry, overly chalky mouthfeel. bland and dry overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (680) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Hand pulled at The Crown, Beeston. I liked this. Strong, yup, and probably the main reason I’m now sitting on a train deciding whether to have curry, pizza or chips at the other end. Tasty hoppy citrus bitter with some ginger grassiness. I think I’m making up words here. Nice beer.

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