Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale

20180615:
This beer was mildly carbonated and had some sweetness. 5:03 PM PT

beer bottle, front label - Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale
Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale - bottle front

It tasted okay. 6:18 PM PT

[20181126 Edit]

Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale

beer bottle, right side of label with description - Excelsior 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 wish, but call on it you will.
Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale - bottle side

Relevant Links:
Bitteschlappe Brown Ale (Excelsior Website)
Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale (RateBeer.com)
Bitteschlappe | Excelsior Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
BITTESCHLAPPE
Brown Ale

Our traditional Munich-style brown ale features a medium body, with brisk carbonation and a malty sweetness that carries the beer to a soft finish.

- Medium-bodied, smooth, dark ale
- Flavors of caramel, toffee, and cocoa in the finish
- Robustly malted with lots of Vienna malt, lightly hopped with German hops
- Very easy drinking—brown is a color, not a flavor

Suggested pairings:
Hearty foods: Roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon
Cheese: Aged Gouda, crumbly Cheshire
Dessert: Almond or maple-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle

Alcohol By Volume: 6.5% [0-2][X X 0 X X X X][18-20]
Bitterness Level: 25 IBU [0-17][X 0 X X X X X][108-125]
Original Gravity: 16 [0-3][X X X X 0 X X][24-27]