SilkTork (5191) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. A rather dull looking amber with a very slight scum head. Rather muddled, with nothing clearly defined in the mouth. Tastes sort of old and not quite right. There’s malt and there’s hops, and there’s the sense that this could work, but it doesn’t. I think there may be an issue with the bottling. It’s not exactly off, but it’s not exactly fresh either.
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Orange amber with no head after 2 seconds, the shortest lived head I’ve ever seen. Initially quite fizzed, like cola and then flat as a pancake. Malty, nutty beer, grainy with a sweetish caramel note and really very dull.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Handpump from the Jug at the Harlequin, Sheffield 17/07/2009
Floral hop aroma. Bronze coloured a little rich on the palate and hoppy with some dryness in a bitter earthy finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: cask at the Harlequin.
Dark gold with a thick, creamy off white head. A little bit green if you ask me but there is plenty of decent grassy hops. Sadly it’s let down rather badly by an unpleasant meaty note. Faint bitterness in the finish with a long earthy aftertaste. Not on best form...
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Harlequin, Sheffield.
Pours hazy orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has toasted caramel, light grassy hops. Some red apples. Very low, flat carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart citric, some oranges, light caramel and doughy mails. Fine grassy bitterness. Just not very interesting.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Touch of caramel, toast, small hints of the fruity cascade, but generally everything is very minimal.
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[cask @ RBESG 2009; "special dry hopped">
Delicious apple and toffee malt aroma with an apricot note. Hazy amber with a lasting white cover. Nutty, amber malt flavour with a sweet, powdery character and a touch sour. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. nutty finish.
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@ the Harlequin, Sheffield, as Elmtree Bitter Special Dry Hopped... copper ... buttery piney hop nose ... soft sweet fruity ... little toffee .. little pine
bierkoning (10157) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@ the Harlequin, Sheffield, as Elmtree Bitter Special Dry Hopped. Should this be a seperate entry? Red berries and cascade hops in the aroma. Disappointing flavor. Oily with just hints of grapefruit.
Borresteijn (4634) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG Sheffield, day 2, Harlequin. Handpull, as Elmtree Bitter Special Dry Hopped. Light amber colour, thick off white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, quite strong. Flavour is strong, bitter citric hops, some caramel. Bitter finish.