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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask)

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

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
Itís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (178) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
Tap (hand pump) pint. Not a huge aroma, light toffee. Amber colour with a very tightly packed head (similar to nitro) and excellent lacing all the way to the end. Nice to watch it being pulled and then having to settle for over a minute. Taste was very mild but went perfectly with the meal as it didnít overwhelm. Malty, slight toffee sweet minimal bitterness - exceptionally smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel, and short palate - not clean and crisp, but not lingering either. Overall better than the bottle and cask is superior to the normal tap too. Really nice easy drinking, for a relaxed cool (but not cold) weather day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1648) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Cask at The Black Lake, Meir Heath. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, slight yeast and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, slight yeast, a little metal and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A dryish, malty, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A fruity, malty beer. Not exciting but itís smooth and has a good body. Ok for a cask bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (841) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Pretty standard bitter amber colour good balance of malt caramel light hops in the finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rozemalt (10) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle 50cl, bittere nasmaak, helder en oranjebruine kleur, ijzerachtig en droog in de mond, niet een biertje dat makkelijk wegdrinkt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fullpintofbeer (130) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Tap @Harvester, Bristol. Small head, amber/gold colour, toffee aroma, bitter aftertaste, light body, quite sparkling. Generally not bad, however it was served a bit too cold.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magela (126) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2016
A good beer. Has nothing to get too exited about. It has a well balanced aroma of caramel and hops. Itís taste is a combination of malts, hop and caramel. All of it light in concentratio and complementing eachother.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bolian (153) - - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Pours reddish brown with white thin foam retention is bad. Tigers and bready nose. Taste is balanced toffee, bread, malt aromas and faint bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anzoanzo77 (43) - SLOVENIA - MAR 7, 2016
Good colour, thick head, on tap, darker colour, a bit of iron in taste, medium bitter. Not enough taste of beer and too much "watery" taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7277) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 18, 2016
Cask at the Field House, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth rich malty, nutty hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (318) - - FEB 6, 2016
Draft - nutty flavour, decent aroma fairly dark amber. Smooth, very drinkable.


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