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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask)

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50
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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.
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.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Half, cask at Flying Horse Gatwick, air side. Clear brown-reddish body. A few bubbles at the top. No lace. Dough and wort on the nose. Taste of caramel, nuts and dark dough. Mild bittersweet ending. Flat on the swallow. Drinkable, not in its best condition though (13.07.2015).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Cask at the Old Scalby Mill, Scarborough. Pours clear amber, thin white head, nice lacing. Aromas are fruity, caramel. Rate is light sweet, sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
On cask, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow blend of caramel, sweet orange, and candy sugar up front, and then settles to a biscuit and caramel blend. It’s a deep, near clear, copper hue with a full, creamy, dense, off white head that has good retain, and a thick, heavy lace. The taste is a medium light sweet front that blends nicely into a medium bitter finish. The texture is smooth and creamy, but light, with a touch of fizziness to the carbonation. The medium body has a mild cola and sugar flavor, with some spice, and citrus. It finishes with a zip and spice as well as a roasty caramel and floral note. The aftertaste is light, waxy, burnt, with some bread crust, but overall, very mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RodrigoPacheco (85) - - MAY 8, 2015
It’s rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty yastes.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (494) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
Pint on tap. Faint hop nose. Crystal clear copper beer with thin white head. Great creamy mouthfeel with toffee/malt finish. A little hops gives this a great balance. Beautiful beer, easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Cask sampled at ACAT 2015. Pours a slightly hazy amber with bubbly white head. Aroma of nice caramel and toffee malt over fruity english esters. Taste follows with a clean and refreshing finish. Great example of a traditional bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (917) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
@edinburgh. Clear amber. Small creamy beige head. Malty, slightly roasty bitter-sweet, easy, flat carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
Quando un buon bevitore pensa ad una bitter devepensare a questa birra. Il suo aroma fruttato e di caramello sono accattivanti sin dal primo approcio. Servita dal cask grazie all’utilizzo della pompa la birra si presenta nel suo colore ambrato tendente al rosso con una schiuma incredibilmente compatta e pannosa. Fantastica. In bocca è bilanciata lungo tutta la bevuta con un bell’aroma erbaceo che si aggiunge al malto. Sorprendente la beverinità nonostante un corpo medio e una gradevole secchezza. L’assenza di carbonazione, come da manuale, rende questa birra fin pericolosa per la facilità di beva.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6968) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1913) - 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.


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