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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Cask at The Queens Head, Burley. Pours clear Amber with an off white head. Aroma of toffee, fudge, malt and a little fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at the MailBox Lincoln. Deep amber colour with creamy head. Caramel taste and aroma. Not much else. I remember it being so much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3099) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin creamy head, fruity, malty aroma, excellent lacing, sweet, fruity, toffee flavour, good carbonation, easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (133) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
Draught pint at The Grove, Handsworth on 14-Aug-14. Pours a lovely amber colour with a medium head. Little carbonation, and nice malty caramel taste. Medium body and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rgf001 (157) - München, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Malt aroma. Clear Amber with small white head. earthy hops and malt flavor. Malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Cask - Amber with a small creamy white head - fairly good retention, medium lacing. Aroma of grassy hops and earth with some oak. Taste of oak, sweet fruits, grassy and earthy hops and medium bitterness. Hints of banana and bubblegum. Medium to heavy body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (251) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Draught pint at the Farmhouse, Coventry. Copper brown, creamy white head. Light body, tastes of caramel and a hint of nettle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miklosoft77 (4) - - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
If you are looking for an traditional English Ale this is one for you. Medium hop. Medium bitter and medium malty. And why do people care about head retention or how high the foam is. Iguess its for people who doesn’t understand beer or brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (865) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Cask Newcastle 2009. Clear orange amber color, nice off-white head, stays a little while; sweet malty nose, caramel, grassy, hay; medium sweet taste, slightly bitter; medium body, oily texture; mild bitter finish.

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