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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Attention serious beer drinkers: XLCR is here. Go ahead, dive right into our amber colored pale ale. It features a pleasant floral hop aroma and a satisfying malt sweetness. Its dark enough to pair with steak fresh off the grill, but refreshing enough to cool off on a Minnesota August afternoon.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On draught at the brewery taproom in Excelsior, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored ale with a thick off-white head that has some excellent retention and leaves behind lots of lacing. Aroma of both fruity and citrus hops, a hint of caramel and a touch of pear. taste is medium to full bodied, lots of character depending on the temperature. At cold flavors tends to be citrusy and crisp with flavors of mostly hops and a hint of caramel. Bring up to room temperature and you may detect some tropical and floral hops followed by a short lived bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, a sharp bitterness then some fruity notes aftertaste. Typical character of Glacier and Magnum hops and XLCR Pale Ale has that. A borderline ale profile somewhere between an American Pale Ale and American West Coast IPA. Could see this as a flagship product for Excelsior.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2016
12oz bottle pours amber small fast fading white head a little lacing hop scented flavor is hop and grains, not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. (Super One Liquor) Baxter, MN.
Slightly cloudy deep golden color with a small white head. Fruity hops, mild bitterness, dryness and caramel malt in the aroma. Floral hops, mild bitterness, floury maltiness and caramel sweetness in the flavor. Pretty alright.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lweiberg (139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2016
A very fine beer to drink. Choice hops. Light on the plate. Could drink a many them.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly citrusy and fruity hops with a minimal malt impact. The flavor is pretty bland, very minimal hop flavor and bitterness levels. Light, slightly bready pale malt base, a slight graininess on the finish. Light bodied and thin with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
weird taste...lots of corn flavor...i do not care of this...glad it was a sample...(#444)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
VeinAle (134) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours the way you want your APA. Smells great, with a smooth hop grassy oral experience. Balanced sweetness and bitterness deliver a well rounded effort here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4050) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is caramel and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (553) - Minneapolis, - NOV 23, 2014
Easy drinking pale ale with slight hop bitterness. Gets a little grainy as it warms. I can see this as a decent bar beer with some food. Drink um cold.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Copper color with a small head. Very light piney hop aroma. Strong grainy flavor. Rough bitterness. Fairly full bodied. Some heavier Noble vegetal hop flavor as it warms.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (1077) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a clear, dark copper, with almost no head. Some floral notes in the aroma a flavor, but the malt and grain both are much more pronounced. I have to say this was kind of underwhelming.


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