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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask - 5.2%)

Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Tap. Small fast head, some lace, clear amber. Very yeasty aroma. Malty, muddy, woody ale. Maybe too yeasty palate. Well balanced though.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (2111) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Esta en botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles y tomada en enero de 2008. cuerpo ligero con 5.2 vol y bastante fácil de beber. Sin mas complicaciones.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Klær lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og humle. Smak av malt, karamell og humle. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heromark (42) - - APR 10, 2014
Pours with a small, soft head. Could use a tad bit more carbonation. Pours reddish. Malt and slight sugar odors. Tastes just what you'd expect from an English beer. A bit sweet. Revere Stryker dog!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (2935) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Noe søtlig duft. Tykt kremet skum. Fin gyllen farge. God fruktig smak som sitter. Lettdrukket.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FutureIslands (3) - Stapeley, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
The Master,this is serious stuff,I took cans to France on holiday as I cannot be without it. Go Buy!!,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (640) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Brown, amber color, with a decent head. Aroma of malt and sugar. Taste is way too watery, with too low carbonation. Taste is defined by malt, wood and toffee. A little too sweet, due to too much molasse. No aftertaste at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
A good-tasting ale, this reddish beer has a small head and a good color. Body is medium. Malt taste is straight forward, with little complexity, but a very good flavor. Hops are medium in strength and balance nicely with the malt flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 22, 2013
The 5.2% export version is still available on tap, although it may be better if it wasn’t. Pint in St Petersburg, Russia. Very watery considering the abv, yet not refreshing in the least. Smell of rotten eggs, unpleasant mouth feel and astringent after taste. I’d been warned that this was not a good beer but decided to find out for myself. Horror show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lgsantos80 (75) - - NOV 16, 2013
Versão em barril, tirada na pressão. Cor vermelho escura, com espuma cremosa, que sumiu nos primeiros goles. Leve, refrescante e sem defeitos, mas tbem sem personalidade. Boa para beber no bar ou pub, em grandes quantidades. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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