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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast.
New beer introduced in Aug 2006 to replace the original 5.2% Morland Old Speckled Hen.
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (237) - - FEB 6, 2016
Draft - nutty flavour, decent aroma fairly dark amber. Smooth, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Clear deep nutty color with a thick off white head. A bit weet caramel malty and toffee in the nose. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Caramel malty, toffee and fruity flavor. Decent tasty pub ale.
[Handpull in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (522) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Cask at Durham Castle Undercroft Bar, £2/pint. Brownish amber beer with a fair sized, off-white head. It’s so sugary and has the candied, floral sweetness that seems to run through many GK beers. There’s biscuity, toffee flavours pleasant that are pleasant enough but on the whole it’s too sweet to be a really good bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From cask at Prince of Wales, Aberdeen, 04.08.12. Copper in colour with off-white head. Superb aroma of caramel and toffee. Round moutfield, with bitterness, hops, sweetness and caramel balancing perfectly. Served at the temperature such an excellent ale deserves to be served at. Significantly better than the keg version. Slightly bitter aftertaste balancing the sweetness of the middletaste. Sublime, excellent, fantastic, gorgeous. Worth the travel to UK on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4815) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
1/15/2009 8:22:50 AM Tap at Hole in the Wall, A’dam. Amber taste. Very smooth. With caramel flavours. Not so bitter after all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (1063) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 14, 2015
Cask @Stirling Clear brown, white head Creamy, sweet malts, some wood, bitter ending

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (306) - - AUG 10, 2015
Nice hop aroma and amber appearance. Toffee and fruity flavours blend well. A little mild on the palate would be my only concern. Overall good one and easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9998) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Half, cask at Flying Horse Gatwick, air side. Clear brown-reddish body. A few bubbles at the top. No lace. Dough and wort on the nose. Taste of caramel, nuts and dark dough. Mild bittersweet ending. Flat on the swallow. Drinkable, not in its best condition though (13.07.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7727) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Cask at the Old Scalby Mill, Scarborough. Pours clear amber, thin white head, nice lacing. Aromas are fruity, caramel. Rate is light sweet, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
On cask, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow blend of caramel, sweet orange, and candy sugar up front, and then settles to a biscuit and caramel blend. It’s a deep, near clear, copper hue with a full, creamy, dense, off white head that has good retain, and a thick, heavy lace. The taste is a medium light sweet front that blends nicely into a medium bitter finish. The texture is smooth and creamy, but light, with a touch of fizziness to the carbonation. The medium body has a mild cola and sugar flavor, with some spice, and citrus. It finishes with a zip and spice as well as a roasty caramel and floral note. The aftertaste is light, waxy, burnt, with some bread crust, but overall, very mellow.

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