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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Pipkin pale malt, Crystal malt and maltose syrup. Challenger and Goldings hops. Morland’s original yeast.
A quite unique, strong, bottle-conditioned ale with an original gravity of 1059, full of flavour and character with a richly malted aroma and a nice, smooth finish. From a blend of Pale Ale and Crystal malts, this is a rich and satisfying beer with good presentation. A strongish beer in terms of alcohol, but there’s no bite from this Hen’s Tooth!

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice cream head. Malt and light citrus aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light woodsiness and light citrus.


3.7
NotABeerFan (38) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Very nice strong ale. Pours golden caramel with strong cloud, or maybe my glass was dirty. Yates if vanilla and toffee apple with strong malt flavour and a little hop bitter on the end. Not bad, is to Old Speckled Hen what KingGoblin is to Hobgoblin. Essentially the same but stronger.

1.6
MustangMarkF (260) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
500ml Bottle. It poured well - a dark amber with a off white and long lasting head. But for some reason I got a strong taste of aniseed and coffee- I hate aniseed and I hate coffee Horrible wont be buying again

3.3
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle. BBE Sept 2018; Drank Sept 2017 - Clear amber in colour. Good foamy off-white head. BCA; sedimented. Very malty; toasty malts, grainy, caramel/toffee, slightly nutty. Fruity; dried fruits, raisins, plums, apple. Mildly spicy. Sweet malty caramel and fruity throughout. Quite dry. Moderately bitter malty finish with a lingering slightly sour note. Pity about the clear bottle. OK. Better than expected. (2017-09)

3.1
troopie (2440) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle. Orange amber with white head. Malty aroma. Balanced flavor no alcohol notes. Long malt finished. Is bottle conditioned an attempted to make cask ales in bottles?

2.9
Grumbo (3981) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

4
p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 24, 2017
phenomenal british strong ale. really light in colour for the type of brew that this is. on the nose it is reminiscent of hobgoblin and other ruby beers, but it tastes so much stronger. fantastic hoppy aftertaste that just grows and grows. essentially, it is old speckled hen on steroids. a cracking brew from morland.

3.2
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
Pours an average amount of foamy head and has a clean, amber/copper appearance. Weak lacing. Has aromas of barley malts, mild caramel malts and some herbal hops. Flavours are equally malty with toffee, caramel and brown sugary notes. Hops are mainly herbal and earthy types. Also some toasted malts and berries in the finish. Much more sweetness than bitterness. A good balance nonetheless. Fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff.

3.1
ebone1988 (2126) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is caramel, earthy hop, toffee, slightly fruity, a little weak, ok. Appearance is dark amber brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, nutty, earthy hop, slight metallic, fruity, ok. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, earthy hop caramel aftertaste. Overall, it’s ok but I like the subtleties of the regular version more.

3.1
The_Osprey (9163) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Clear 500ml bottle in Blaendulais as ’Morland Hen’s Tooth Bottle Conditioned Strong Ale’, 6.5%. Dark amber, reddish to light, translucent, foamy creamy off white, light lacing. Aroma is redcurrant, candi sugar, Belgian strong ale. Body is frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is interesting burnt biscuit, well toasted crumpet, metallic notes, quite spicy, decent bitterness hit. Quite a nice flavour to it but a touch overcarbonated maybe and not much aroma. Fine. (5-4-6-3-13=3.1)

3.2
jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2017
500ml bottle Tesco - Amber body, clear, no head really. Nose is toffee and caramel, taste is a fruity toffee flavour, ripe finisg. Not too bad for the price.


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