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

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common

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RATINGS: 72   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1576) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
Tasty and smooth, hops shine through. Some citrussy notes, nice and floral. Part of a gift from uckelman and sarauckelman for our wedding.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Soft malty nose. Pale thin head. Pale golden colour. Roasty slightly sourish taste with low hoppiness. Slightly watewrly. Some yeastiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottled. Sweet floral aroma to this dusty gold beer. Palate is bittersweet, with grapefruit hinted at. Goes a bit papery and synthetic in the aftertaste, with pineapple cubes the most obvious note. Slight dryness and lemon alte in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask. The Three Legged Mare, York. Thin white head. Gold body. Citric, nutty. Bitter. Dry finish.

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1372) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1354) - 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.

3.9
   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!.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1243) - 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


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