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Humpty Dumpty 15

Humpty Dumpty 15
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Brewed by Humpty Dumpty
Style: Barley Wine
Norwich, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6511) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Cloudy, reddish, dark amber colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, well lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish, caramel malty aroma, toffee notes, hints of mandarine and orange. Taste is dry, papery, oaky, minimally tart and bitter, hints of marmalade, orange zest, rather unseizable caramel malty background with cautious touch of toffee and nuts. Relatively light, well hidden alcohol. A tad loveless for an Anniversary Ale - no regret about limited availability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Snape Maltings. Sweetish dry with a boozy bite. Little hop, stewed boozy vine fruits. A little rough around the edges but very drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of rubber and piss. Taste of horribleness. Long sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is light toffee, taste is sweet, dry, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruit ...light rubber ... soft toffee nose .. soft toffee ... ligth spice .. soft rubeer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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 (44144) - 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 (871) - 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 (1003) - 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 (564) - 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.

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