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

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RATINGS: 662   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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2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Poured and opaque reddish orange with a large white head. Aroma was a tad metallic and tasted malty (which I like). This is a decent English Ale, not super bitter, and has the makings for a long night if one had six more of these. Nothing great...but would never say no.


3.1
The_Osprey (7984) - 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 (2150) - 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.

3.6
saintbase (681) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.2
Hoppy_Luke (1886) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
W szale lidlowych zakupów piwnych nie zorientowałem się, że Hen’s Tooth piłem już jakiś rok temu. Jestem wyznawcą zasady, że szkoda życia na powtarzanie tego, co już wypiłem, więc zachwycony nie byłem. Przy pierwszym podejściu oceniłem to piwo na 9/10. Teraz już taki łaskawy nie jestem. W szkle "kurzy ząb" prezentuje się całkiem przyzwoicie - bursztynowy kolor z białą, sporą pianą. W zapachu świeże, nieco cytrusowe i chmielowe. Nuty te potwierdziły się w smaku, pojawiło się też nieco więcej goryczki. Alkohol dobrze ukryty... Obniżenie oceny wynika z faktu, że piwo to niczym specjalnym się nie wyróżnia, niczym nie zaskakuje.

2.9
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
500ml bottle. Why do they put this in a clear glass bottle and have it exposed to skunky ruining ?and it’s bottle conditioned too ..totally nonsensical. The nose is dusty yeast, boiled sweets, old leather furniture, and some skunny vibes that are off putting. Fire orange with a beige head ...Tastes like it smells . Meh

2.9
dogbomb (1217) - ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark toffee ale with a dark cream head. Smells like toffee and a bit of biscuit. Taste is heavy on the malt. A touch of metallic. Some toffee notes and very little "kick" for the decent ABV percent. Surprisingly light.

3.2
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle from Tesco. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee apple, stewed fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, burnt biscuit and syrup. Sweet, but also dry finish.

3.2
AshtonMcCobb (6593) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber with a thin head. Nose - honey and stewed apple. Some toffee. Taste - syrup and burnt biscuit. Palate - close to medium bodied. Dry crunchy/tangy middle section. Dry, but gnarly finish. Overall - ok.

3
Swaroga (2217) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
The beer has a floral sweet aroma with toffee, banana, butterscotch. Also feels a bit oxydated. Taste is delicate sweet with some little dry/sour finish. Overall not bad.

2.7
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2017 Bottle. I found this beer to have a strong distinct yeast taste that reminded me of sick that I naturally found off putting. Ive had a few stronger (6% and above) beers with this taste and I think it comes down to the yeast and brewing process and my odd palette. Other than that flavours of caramel, malt and English noble hops come through. Thin body. Other than the decent ABV its rather a dull pint


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