martpez (282) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Nice fruity finish malty and fresh biscuit and well balanced. Quaffable decent bitter. jjsint (3436) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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. SilkTork (5806) - 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. 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 (15137) - 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 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 (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)
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Harlequin.thewolf (12755) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
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...
[RBESG, Sheffield]DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
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.
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Touch of caramel, toast, small hints of the fruity cascade, but generally everything is very minimal. asheft (3108) - 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. cgarvieuk (25739) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
the Harlequin, Sheffield, as Elmtree Bitter Special Dry Hopped... copper ... buttery piney hop nose ... soft sweet fruity ... little toffee .. little pine