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Elmtree Bitter

Brewed by Elmtree
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask and bottle: Regular.
A well balanced copper coloured crisp beer, the early malt notes give way to a distinctively complex Goldings hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask at the Griffin Hotel, Attleborough. Slightly hazy golden brown. Flat as the proverbial pancake. Yeasty, bready, sour scent. Taste is a balanced but uninspiring bittersweet. Short finish. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
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. Thereís malt and thereís hops, and thereís the sense that this could work, but it doesnít. I think there may be an issue with the bottling. Itís not exactly off, but itís not exactly fresh either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Orange amber with no head after 2 seconds, the shortest lived head Iíve 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 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. As Bitter Special Dry Hopped (Cascade)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
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 itís let down rather badly by an unpleasant meaty note. Faint bitterness in the finish with a long earthy aftertaste. Not on best form...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Harlequin, Sheffield.
[Special dry-hopped]
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Touch of caramel, toast, small hints of the fruity cascade, but generally everything is very minimal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
[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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Cask@ the Harlequin, Sheffield, as Elmtree Bitter Special Dry Hopped... copper ... buttery piney hop nose ... soft sweet fruity ... little toffee .. little pine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
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.

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