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Bitteschlappe - Excelsior Brewing Co.

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Bitteschlappe
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BA SCORE
80
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Excelsior Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 11-11-2012)
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

06-23-2014 15:23:52 | More by josephwa
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70.9%

06-13-2014 19:50:28 | More by JakeBarnett
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.55/5  rDev -54.9%

After having a sampler of this at the Autumn Brew Review last fall & thinking "this is the best brown I've ever had!" I need to a bigger drink. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour doesn't look quite right; beer is close to completely flat. Bubbles are only raised when I pour from a ladder into the glass. Dark brown in color. Aroma is nice & malty with a shot of hops that I recall from the sample.

Bitteschlappe is a beer gone worse than a Times Two video. The aroma vanishes into a hellish cycle of bitter sour; Infection Gone Wild. There's no hint of a brown in here & no reason to take more than two sips.

WTF? This beer was so good, so smooth, so original on tap, the bottle is foul & undrinkable. I'll certainly give Excelsior a shot again on tap, but I won't try any more bottles until I hear some good reports. Dumping.

06-01-2014 01:47:45 | More by maximum12
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-18-2014 03:29:15 | More by mothman
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Turbo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-13-2014 13:06:43 | More by Turbo
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2014 14:48:22 | More by deebo
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mrseano

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

03-28-2014 23:26:21 | More by mrseano
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-25-2014 03:11:28 | More by sparx1100
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-24-2014 02:14:14 | More by joh02034
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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richaa01

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-16-2014 21:32:41 | More by richaa01
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev +6.4%

What's a Bitteschlappe? I went to google.com on the internets and found that nine out of the first 10 links provided in a search related to this beer, and the tenth was in German. I had no time to search further, so I'll leave that quest for another time. The main thing we know for sure is that it is a brown ale from Excelsior Brewing, and here are my notes:

Excelsior Brewing Company Bitteschlappe Brown Ale, 6.5% ABV., 22 fluid ounces.

Is this my first Excelsior beer on here? I think so. Don't recall ever picking up one. If so, cheers to that, then!

Clear, caramel brown, slim, slightly tanned head.

Aroma: soft, nutty, creamy. Pleasant.

Taste: light bitter hop bite right off the bat, then malt takes command and all is smoothness. With a smack of sweetness, a lick of caramel, ending just this side of dry. Continues with sweetness in each continuing sip, that never quite quits, nor does it cloy.

I'm thinking this Excelsior Brewing Company is a bit boat obsessed. There appears to be one in their logo, the label illustration is a pier, and their motto seems to be "Choose Your Craft!" Underneath it we read this: "Bitteschlappe Brown Ale. A medium-bodied, smooth, dark ale. robustly malted with lots of Vienna malt, flavors of caramel, toffee, coco in the finish. this Munich inspired ale will slap you silly with malt flavor and aroma. You may call it what you will, but call on it you will. Brewed and bottled in Excelsior, Minnesota by Excelsior Brewing Company, LLC."

And I thought it was called Excelsior Brewing because they were members of the Merry Marvel Marching Society. Face front, true believers, as Stan Lee would say. Well, you can't win them all.

But you can't lose with this ale, though (how about that segue, huh?) …good beer and you can drink it! Excelsior!

12-25-2013 07:00:31 | More by feloniousmonk
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Bitteschlappe from Excelsior Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.