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Morland Old Speckled Hen (3.5%)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, pasteurised;
It’s rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty yastes. Toffee and malt combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a balanced sweetness. This is followed by a refreshingly dry finish.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienLaforgue (3) - FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Cette english ale présente une belle robe ambrée transparente surmontée d’une fine mousse. Au nez, on décèle des arômes de prune. En bouche, les saveurs maltées et les arômes fruités s’équilibrent bien. Son corps léger laisse les saveurs grillées s’exprimer pleinement. Le toffee contrebalance l’amertume ainsi la dégustation se termine sur une note sèche. Mêlant saveurs maltées et amertume, cette ale se révèle très facile à boire et rafraîchissante.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Poured from clear pint bottle into a nonic pub glass, a crystal-clear orange amber colour with thin but persistent beige foam. Mild caramelly malt flavour plus simple sugar which coaxed extra fruity esters from this historic Morlands ale yeast. Subtle balance of Challenger and Goldings hops. Slight mineral water and tea-like tannin essence. Moderate carbonation, light body, a bit thin, but to be expected at this low-gravity/low alcohol point. Tame, easy drinking, refreshing, albeit with some light metallic and oxidation faults. I’m sure the fresh cask version is better, but this is an enjoyable and authentic English bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (3201) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel and malt, taste pretty the same, bitter finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (287) - - FEB 10, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours a clear amber with minimal white head. Aroma of toffee and hops. Taste is sweet initially and then a little bitter. Palate is light and dry. Overall good beer.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
vidmidia (281) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2016
Vermelha, límpida. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma adocicado, levemente metálico. Sabor amargo equilibrado, com notas de caramelo e fortes notas metálicas. Retrogosto amargo e metálico.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtles (1983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
500 ml bottle from Ica Mall of Scandinavia. Clear amber, medium size white head, some lacing. Sweet and floral aroma, honey and grass. Light and watery, some floral bitterness with sweet honey taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brucebruce81 (389) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 30, 2015
This didn't finish to well it was good up front but never really had the full mouthfeel that I needed to last all the way through ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nevalainen (596) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
A can, 0,5l, 5%. Bought from a lokal supermarket on Lanzarote. The color is clear amber with stable off-white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste is very mild with hoppy notes. Lightly bitter finish. Smooth to drink, but I’m missing a bit more taste/alcohol in it. But anyway, enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rhombic (111) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
Pours clear reddish amber with a small white head, mostly diminishing. Crisp hoppy aroma, grassy, like that of a strong pilsener. Flavour is light hoppy with more malt coming in through the finish. Refreshing feel. Carbonation is medium to high, texture is thin oily, body is medium with a clear hoppy finish, on the long side.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njnut (457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 Poured into pint glass a copper Amber with quick to dissipate to sides of glass white head and limited lace. Aroma of malt and wet cardboard. Taste was malt heavy and mostly toffee with a mouthfeel a notch or two above thin. Slightly bitter in the finish with a slight woody note. From some of the harsh reviews I though it would be worse but it was okay.


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