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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
man, this thought it was champagne at the winners podium... smells peppery and of Cinnamon, pale gold with a thin frothy white head, tastes metallic with a bit of cinnamon thrown in. bad egg is about right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (9806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Get to Norfolk Tasting. Worse gusher than the last one, lost quite a chunk. Pours hazy amber with a big white head. Aromas of yeasty sherbet, light chocolate. Taste is light toffee, yeast. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (5889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - dark honey with a hint of red. However, it was a gusher. The head hangs around a bit. Nose - lemon yoghurt. Taste - toffee with a very yeasty edge to it. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and an astringent yeasty finish. Overall - not great. Some issue with the yeast from the fact that it gushed and the fact that there is a dominant yeast aroma and taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1551) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Light malty aroma, with floral flavour. Quite high level of carbonation. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - 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 didnt do it for me, to dry and lacked umph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14868) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (23269) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46057) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24074) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottled at chrisos. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25691) - 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.

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