XLCR | Excelsior Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Excelsior Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by morimech on 08-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
32.63%
 
 
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 47
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint at the taproom, now enjoying a growler from home. Pours a hazy amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Not the most aromatic pale ale. I pick up some floral hops, bready malt, and sweet caramel.

For an APA the flavor runs a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Size wise it is approaching IPA territory. Not as sweet as the aroma would have suggested. More bready than caramel. Nice dose of floral hops. Nice change of pace from the usual C-hops. I really enjoyed the clean finish.

Body is big for an APA. Good carbonation and texture. Very consistant throughout.

A quality brew from one of Minnesota's newest breweries. Keep an eye on these guys.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A traditional American Pale Ale with 50 IBUs and a 14 OG. Smooth and Crisp, nearly session for the hops-tolerant folk. A slight amber hue with a floral and caramel aroma accurately suggests a reasonable level of malt to match the hop. Worth a try.

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3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

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Oxidation and huge cloying sweetness dominates. Chewy and not at all refreshing. Wildly disappointing. Had two different times to ensure first experience wasn't a one off problem.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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XLCR from Excelsior Brewing Co.
3.31 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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