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Morland Old Crafty Hen (Cask)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
NOTE: The pasteurised bottled version has a separate listing.
Crafted by the master brewer of ’Old Speckled Hen’, this strong fine ale combines a distinctive malty taste with a satisfying smooth raisin finish. Brewed with a blend of 5x this is a delicious dark amber ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1161) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
.3l on tap @ Harry’s Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is nuts, alcohol, caramel, bready. Hops and roasted aromas. Flavor is mostly same. Really nice! Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2013
An interesting offering. There weren’t any off-flavors but the combination of soft tannin, toffee and raisins just don’t go together as well as you’d think. Maybe a smoother nitro pour would be more ideal here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Deep amber beer with a small white head. Caramell and malty aroma. Dark fudge, fruity, malty sweet flvour with some bitter notes. Too sweet for me :-(

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Red amber color with small creamy head, nice lace. The aroma is very mild, malt and sugar. Soft and round mouthfeel; it has caramel flavor and correct bitterness, with light nutty/herbaceous touch and unfortunately some metallic feeling too.
Waste of the good 5X.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a fluffy beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butterscotch, and spices, leading to a smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbfleming (2) - - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Beautiful amber color. A malty slightly woody aroma. Nice bitter. Great drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear deep amber, good off-white head, minimal sweet malty aroma, no lacing, flavour is caramel, toffee, alcohol, bit of fruit, very smooth, creamy texture, low carbonation

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Noticeably strong real ale but probably is its only defining characteristic.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
5th October 2011
Liberty Bounds Spoons. Clear amber beer. No real head. Smooth palate, no carbonation. A tad dry. Mild toffee caramel. Trace of estery pear. Some hop noticeable only by the bitterness it delivers in the semi dry finsh. Dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2155) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, hops and fruit. Medium body with a long, bitter sweet finish.


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