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Humpty Dumpty Bad Egg

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Originally an Easter seasonal.
The beer is a complex blend of fine pale malt combined with crystal malt, caramalt and a touch of chocolate malt, giving the beer a ruby colour. We have generously hopped it with 100% East Kent Goldings hops in the boil and at the finish, giving it loads of hoppy flavour and aroma. We are launching Bad Egg as a spring seasonal, but with the eggs-pectation that it might join our regular rotation. Rolling out a fine new best bitter, we encourage you to take a ride on the wild side. Look for Bad Egg at our launch at the Lord Nelson in Reedham on March 27th, and across East Anglia throughout the spring season.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (358) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Light malty aroma, with floral flavour. Quite high level of carbonation. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
500ml Bottle conditioned BBD of Mar 2013 @ home on 27 Dec 2012: poured slowly into a UK pint sleeve, no sediment left the bottle. Looked good: brown to amber body, clear and clean. The head an off-white uneven covering of foam. Malts to the fore in smell and taste: slight chocolate and toffee in the nose with hints of fruits and yeast. The taste was drier than the aromas indicated and the beer was actually quiet dry and bitter in the mouth. Different but not really my bag. Nothing wrong with it at all: just didn’t do it for me, to dry and lacked ’umph’.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Tuesday) - Anna had this, not me
Smells of lots of chocolate. Tastes of ... boring, no chocolate. A little sulfur. Boring bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3rd April 2010
Kings Head, Norwich. Clear brown beer. Semi soft dry palate. Sweetish malt with an undertone of banana and bubblegum. Finishes semi dry with a little hop fruit coming through. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, grass, shoe polish, metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111206]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19626) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottled at chriso’s. Clear copper colour, rich coarse head. Caramelly cherry aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Interesting flavour combination with caramel and red berries. Slight resiny bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, big creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral notes with some slight herbal tones to it. Flavour is fruity, wood, mild toasted notes with some slight herbal and grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
Cask - Kings Head, Norwich. Poured with a medium, frothy and lasting off-white head atop a clear chestnut brown body. Bit of sulphur but it’s generally overpowered by good dark fruits, toffee and a dominant toasted malt tone. Dark fruit again on the tongue, roasted malt and tobacco with dry hints of coffee. Mostly roasty bitter but some toffee sweetness comes through. Good length on the finish, soft body mostly with some light carbonation. Perhaps a touch oily on the palate, not quite a standard bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Sharp bitterness with a medium body.Well bottled which is an improvement on other beers I have tied from this brewery.A tad to bitter for my taste but still quite pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14658) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ... copper ... smokey toffee malt nose ... fruity toffee ... soft and easy.


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