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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Brewed by Wood’s for Wessex Craft Brewery who bottle conditioned it. Now brewed for Integrated Bottling Solutions who cold filter it.
A wholesome, traditional, bracing bitter. Branded Drinks Partnership are committed to the development of tradtionally brewed beers. All our beers are hand-brewed, following unique recipes and using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Rumpy Pumpy is brewed with premium malted barley from Dorset and Devon and hops from the best growers in Kent and Worcestershire. It is a full-bodied bitter with a clean hoppy finish. All in the best possible taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (3832) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s, many thanks to Paul. As ’Wessex Rumpy Pumpy’ BB July 1999, 3.7%. Hazy dark amber orange, some suspended particles, small foamy white head. Aroma is light tangerine, sherry. Heavy oxidised smell. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is citrussy, light toffee malts. This tastes pretty good, and I can’t detect any oxidation in the flavour. I was amazed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (14683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015 - London. Best by 1999. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy white head. The nose suggests heavy oxidation, with nips of caramel and apricot. Light sweet flavor, dry, with tangy notes, some peach. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry on the finish, papery, with mellow citrus. For the style and the age, it’s OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (4593) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - amber pour with white head. Pale malty aroma and taste, slight grassy, light citrus, sourish and vague herbal hoppy, very subdued aroma and taste given the date, but not bad considering the age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle at The Chris and Ruth pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty sourish citrus caramell fruity aroma. Citrus fruity caramell malty sourish flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle, BBF 1999 shared at ChrisOs pre-GBBF tasting. It pours clear Amber with a small white head - a good sign of life! It pours soft, sweet, toasty grain, cereal and some oxidisation. The taste is toasty, grainy, bitter - sweet, cereal,toffee, lemon / grapefruit rind and some age with a dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. Quite bizarre. I expected this old low - boost golde to be totally knackered. Yes it is aged, but the carbonation and body are still good. To confirm I did not get IBS from consuming this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
very old. Oxidation nose. Flavor is oxidized caramel, treacle, marshmallow. Decent body and carbonation after all those years! Still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18948) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting as Chris and Ruth’s. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, decent fine carbonation. Paper and carboardy caramel from the oxidised and knackered malts. Something like dried fruits on the end. For a BBE 1999 beer, the body is in great shape - but the flavour is clear aged.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; hazy amber pour with a thin light beige head, aroma has quite fresh lemon and fruit action, taste has pale malts plus some assertive lemon action, not bad for a low boost beer that should have been drank 16 years ago, cheers for the IBS mPaul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15643) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at present GBBF 2015. Clear amber colour lasting white head. I have had worse beers. Some oxidisation good carbonation though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at The Chris and Ruth pre-GBBF 2015. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty sourish aroma, citrus, bready, caramel.fruity malty flavor. Surprisingly fresh to be BB 1999...

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