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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask - 5.2%)

 (RETIRED)
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56
74
style
Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular until retired in 2006.
Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal Malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast.
First brewed in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brewery’s MG car - the mud splattered Ol’ Speckled ’Un. Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over. Brewing discontinued in Aug 2006. Replaced by 4.5% Old Speckled Hen.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2013
Didn't like a taste at all. Too watery I guess. I've missed some richness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1004) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Gulen bru med kremete beige skum. Karamellukt. Søt karamell i smak også. Lite kullsyre og bitterhet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arsol (520) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Mørk gyllen brun farge med kremhvitt skum. Noe søtlig i smak. Litt kjedelig og lite lukt. Hint av karamellmalt. Lettdrikkelig øl. Ganske så flat carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (627) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
English beer done right malt forward. Aroma mostly malt. Pour dark amber large white head. Medium body beer with tons of malt. Creamy and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2124) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
5% ABV Mini-Cask from Tesco, Gateshead. A dark amber ale, creamy with slight burnt toffee flavours, liquorice notes and a red fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ragebe (5) - Verwood, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
I like OSH, both bottled and cask. This was one of three pints and I suspect we were getting to the end of the barrel. Mine was okay the other two said ’no thanks’ to another and switched to Greene King IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
7-22-13 on tap @ Venti’s with my homie Josh. Although it claims to be retired I had this beer (cask) @ Ventis and it has 5.2% ABV (as well as 35 IBU). Flavor is of earthy english malts with detection of alcohol. 7 BD; 4 Josh Tastes watery

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fabioanselmo (173) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUL 30, 2013
Aroma maltado e frutado com sabor leve e pouco amargo. Lembrança de caramelo e madeira, corpo demasiadamente leve e pouca formação de espuma. Aparência é de um vermelho com notas de madeira e a espuma é quase inexistente. É uma opção para fugir das tradicionais comerciais.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (115) - - JUL 20, 2013
Very nice copper coloured beer..............................................

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1808) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
On cask at Uno’s. Aroma is delicious applesauce, waffles, and a mild pine hop. Pours beautifully bronze with a huge cascading white head. Mustache. Taste is solid with similar red apple peel, mossy notes. Nice biscuit finish. Kicked the keg so I got an extra glass. Score.


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