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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Bright yellow with a summery aroma of honey, lemons and floral hops. When you take a sip though, things go downhill. There’s some bitterness but it soon begins to taste like weak fairy liquid. Unbalanced, this is a bit of a dog’s breakfast of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2365) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2197) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2028) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Cask, Interval Bar, Sheffield. Hazy gold, musty citrus aroma. Somewhat thick, good bitterness, then a milky lemon finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2023) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Slightly hazy golden pour with a thin white head that reduces to a lacing. Aromas of grassy citrus hop and a touch of sweetness. Quite crisp on the finish with a decent hop bitterness. Nice stuff [07032011]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1876) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1846) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1774) - 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.


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