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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask - 5.2%)

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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


chriso's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, - SEP 29, 2003
This can be a cracking strong bitter when on top form and in the Greene King brewery tap it was. Unfortunately it is very prone to appear in the free trade in pubs that only seem to have handpumps because they feel obliged to, when it is often, not surprisingly, virtually undrinkable.This is a glowing red/brown beer with a quite hoppy aroma, sweet fruit, but balancing bitterness on the palate and a clean finish. Full bodied, but not heavy. Easy to drink, despite the relatively high alcohol level for a bitter (and I do consider it to be, in the final analysis, a bitter). Excellent.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (40) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle, pours reddish brown, light tan head. Included in monthly beer club. Just a good tasting enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2449) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Classic, if not famous bitter since 1979. Thin head, amber colour, well-balanced aroma and taste of caramelly and nutty malts, apple, grapefruit and peppery hops, thin mouthfeel as usual in this style but enough body thanks to the long, hop bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Malty aroma with hop hints. Amber colour with ok head. Nice lightly malted and well hopped. Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtu71 (115) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (1092) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Klær lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og humle. Smak av malt, karamell og humle. Melkebaren.

2.2
   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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Noe søtlig duft. Tykt kremet skum. Fin gyllen farge. God fruktig smak som sitter. Lettdrukket.

5
   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!!,

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (283) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.


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