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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Amber-coloured and with a hint of fruit in the nose, the flavour starts sweet before a long dry finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
26th September 2012 at home: 500ml bottle conditioned, poured slowly into an Old Speckled Hen badged vase shaped pint glass. Very lively (the bottle claimed best before Dec 12): huge body-less glass of foam filled the vase. I allowed the foam to settle and found about a third of a pint of beer had left the bottle. Light amber was the bodies colour the head an off-white mountainus covering. The smells were of a fruit pie made with shortcrust paistry that had just turned (off and musty): add some yeastiness and iron ore rust, strange yet compelling aroma. Drop the iron ore from the nose and the taste follows the aromas: off fruit pie and some yeast. I had to have a packet of crisps to help me finish this beer: not a good sign. The second and third pours brought the sediment up with them and the body obviously became cloudy; it also made the beer more yeasty and fruitier, the fruit being semi-sour and moving towards vinegarous. I tried to enjoy this brew and have marked it asIi saw it, should have been better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23354) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
1st April 2010
Hazy gold amber beer, big frothy white head. A little sherbet orange on the nose and a light trace of sulphur. The frothy head imparts a little nuttyness as well as orange sherbet. Semi dry palate - quite airy. A little zesty orange with just a hint of sulphurous funk which amazingly does not detract. A little chalk in the background. Finishes dry. Off the beaten track and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity - berry - ???, floral - vegetable, leather notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity ?? maybe honey, earthy fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120502]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Bottled. Ambery golden colour with a mediumsied white foamy head. Leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, caramelly and floral with some notes of nectar. Flavour is fruits, floral notes, mild nectar as well as some mild bready notes. Mild berryish notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2011
A - Light citrus and caramel A - Hazy gold with thin lasting head T - Little to no sweet or sour with rounded bitter finish P - Mid to thin and soft O - Decent, but unmemorable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Musty barnyard type aroma of hay, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours. Quite musty overall (5,3,5,3 11). Also had this at The Townhouse, Ely. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Nice yeasty aroma with caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering caramel, mild carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. A nice dry finish also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (22429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2011
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet yeasty bready ... light hop nose ...quite sweet again quite bready ... soft mellow ... almost light smokeyness ... not reall working for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13713) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 Cask conditioned at The Sailors Home, Kessingland, Suffolk. Amber to gold with white head. This was served very cold unfortunately, however a biscuity malt showed through with a hoppy bitterness, some vegetable notes, slightly cooked and a dry follow through. Would be decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2009
Bottled - This beer has a hazy golden oat appearance with a generous frothy head. Its quite a bit of carbonation. Its aroma is as expected for the beer, quite citrus and metalic. The taste is quite light but with a bitterness and slight sweetness from the citrus taste. The palate is smooth and quite enjoyable in the mouth. Overall its enjoyable to drink and perhaps would better with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Carlton Arms, Cambridge - the clip said Humpty Dumpty Best Bitter - ABV 4.1% Amber with a thin white head; English hop aroma; chewy orange malt flavour; sharply bitter finish with a touch of citrus. An excellent bitter.

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