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


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Cask at Wetherspoons 2007. (Brief tasting notes and rating from old records) - Spicy peppery hop and bitter fruit. Crisp. Tart. Long bitter hoppy finish. (Backlog)

Wezzielad (44) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Pint at the Stick or Twist, Leeds for 2.69. Appearance is light yellow. Smell is of citrus. Taste is of almost a bit of straw, citrus/that kind of grapefruit bitterness. Not a bad pint but quite over powering, not sure I'll rush back to it but still decent.

Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Pint at the Hop in York. Bright gold with a dense white head. Fruity citric aroma, Rose’s lime marmalade flavour, juicy sauvignon, crisp finish. Wife, who started with a pint of Osset Blonde, switched to this after a sip. Mal and I agreed that this was a deceptive, seductive brew that could ensnare you all too easily.

Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Pale golden. Malty with a hint of marmalade - not usually my favourite flavour but here somewhat disguised by the comparative strength. Medium finish. Overall, pretty decent.

ralphdot (1102) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
5.2% hazy gold colour with a nice head. citrus hoppy aroma and taste, not to my taste at all.

Martinus (4703) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Clear pale golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of straw, malts and toast. Sweet flavour, straw, butter, toffee and malts. Finish malts, light straw, hint of sourness.
(From draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)

rogerm1 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
A strong sweet beer with citrus hops that is exceptionally quaffable for a strong beer. A truly outstanding strong ale this one.

Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Spicy hoppy citrus floral aroma. Spicy citrus floral flavour.

SarkyNorthener (4847) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
[email protected] tavern, burton. Amber beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is yeast, malts and cereal grain. Decent.

Jen81 (769) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
Cask at the The Hop, Leeds. Pours a little golden with a lasting slightly creamy head. Not much smell, only vaguely floral. Tasting is a wonderful combination of a sweet smooth citrus with the floral notes coming through. Slightly sharper hoppy aftertaste. Rarely find a sweet citrus beer, and this one is spectacular in its rarity. Really enjoyed.

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