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Bierbrouwerij de Eem
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at De Prael until early 2008. After that at Praght. Since May 2010 at Schelde. ABV boosted from 6.4 to 6.8%


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle: Past BB: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy amber brown colored beer. Aroma is dirty: smells like an alcohol free beer with an overdose of oat, very old malts, old dusty spelt and horsefeeder/dog food. Flavours of malts, toast, bitters, herbs, hay, plants, bit like a dunkel but very unbalanced... Aftertaste is bitter, malts, nutty, toast and yeast ish tones. Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Not sure what happened, but this one is bad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7864) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Freshly bitter and quite dry and grassy beer, almost like a yeasty saison. Liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with toast, dried fruit and earthy, resiny hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, apricots, toast and earthy, resinous hops in the finish. A touch of cellar lurking in the background. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Well made. Quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Fairly clear bronze coloured body with a light orange glow and a thin, one centimetre tall plain white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, rice and perhaps a touch of hops - not much though. Light-bodied; Assertive grape flavour with a little malt, some alcohol notes and a funky cardboard flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of grape flavours, some light yeast notes and a hint of grassy hops - not much going on here at all. Overall, not too great with more of an emphasis on fruits than hops and the malt doesn’t blend well either - plus a bit too much alcohol flavours. I wish I would have brought something different back home - but still, nice to try from the other side of the pond. I sampled this 33 cL stubby bottle purchased from Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 03-January-2011 for €2,49 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the Atlantic on 02-July-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1041) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Not too hazy almost clear amber with a small white head which disappeared pretty quick. Quite hoppy with hints of grass and citrus. Smooth palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle at Huppel the Pub, Den Haag. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a broken white head. The aroma is very malty, leading to a rich, malty, medium bitter flavour with a hint of sourness on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at Huppel. Pours murky light orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is malt in the forefront, with licorice, caramel and soy. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Certainly not your average bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2530) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle @ huppel. Murky amber color with small ring of off white head. Aroma is hoppy, bringing fruits and toffee to the palate. Flavor is medium sweet, not bitter at all. I taste caramel and sweet sugar tones in the flavor. Quite ok for a bitter, strange enough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3221) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
’Green’, fresh hop aroma. Flavour has sticky sweet sugars mixed with the hops. Some resin too. Overall is sweet and a bit fruity with bitter hop finish.


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