overall
62
89
style
Brewed by Ossett
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ossett, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask in the Shepherds 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
Cask at the Grape and Grain Autumn beer festival 2011, Crystal Palace. Pale gold pour with a white head. Citrus, malts and light fruit nose. Pear and a splash of citrus flavour. Fruity-bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2714) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2379) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2368) - 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 (2344) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2224) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, lime, grain, some berry fruitiness and grassy hops. Taste of sweet grain, soft citrus lemon, lime, biscuit, some blackberry, some resin and grassy hops. Medium bodied, some carbonation and a slightly prickly texture. A bittersweet lemon and biscuit finish. A pleasant and easy drinking bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
Cask handpump at Fannys 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.


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