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Humpty Dumpty 15

Humpty Dumpty 15
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Brewed by Humpty Dumpty
Style: Barley Wine
Norwich, England
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In celebration of our 15th anniversary of brewing cracking real ale on the Norfolk Broads, we have brewed a 9.0% barley wine, cunningly called “15”. A Rich, Smooth Ruby Red Barley Wine Hopped with Amarillo and First Gold Varieties. “15” is now available in a very limited number of firkins, and 330ml bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is herbs, alcohol, fruit, dried fruits. Flavour is sourness, fruit, alcohol, herbs, dried fruits. Full body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Humpty Dumpty 15 ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, alcohol, light dried fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, plastic, sweet malt, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (248) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
floral, grass, butterscotch aromas from a rose gold body, no head, medium sweetness, a light hoppy bitter finish. its really nice. medium body, soft carbonation, slick feel, moreish..... ive had enough already.... bottle from the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (975) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick beige head. Aroma: Toffee, golden syrup, fruit cake, raisin, notes of pine and resin, dried fig, muskiness and a caramelised citrus. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry, bitter sweet, burnt toffee/syrup, dried fruit, caramelised citrus, and fruit cake finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for bottled version Lot 2.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martinrumsam (501) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy light brown with very thin dirty white head. Very strong dark fruit aroma. Taste is very different to expectations from the aroma -it is more bitter with a hint of sourness. Surprising with 9% alcohol. Lightly carbonated. Drier than expected for a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle.Pours deep golden with an off-head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, some caramel and yeast. FAlvor is sweet and malty with some chalk, caramel and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1309) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber hvid Citrus malt træ bitter modrate sød lidt Oile blød @ F16.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, sourness and dried fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long caramel and slight sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. A hazy, dark golden beer topped by a small, light beige head. Sweetish aroma with a herbal touch and some alcohol. Fruity too, with a faint touch of dried apricots. Honey too. Slightly sourish on the palate, full-bodied and sort of dry, even though it’s quite sweet. Honey, fruityness and some alcohol in the flavor, some bitterness chiming in towards the end. Not very good or interesting one. 140301

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, grass, alcohol, malt and hops.

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