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Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.
Its 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewtalita (273) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2016
Cask on tap at Sail Bar Greenwich. Copper color, low creamy beige head. Aroma light malty tones. Palate medium, creamy with low carbonation. Taste toffee, sour malty notes. Balanced - faint but OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parmenion777 (171) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Pours a clear orange amber with a small off white head. Malty toffee and caramel aroma. Similar taste, sweet toffee, light malt; smooth and a little bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (666) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Draft. Pours dark hazy golden, off white head. Aroma was fruity and toffee malt as advertised. Medium sweetness well balanced with dry hop bitterness. Quite good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2679) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Cask at Anglers Arms, Northumberland. Brown amber colour, off-white foam head leaving lacing and nose of earthy malt. Taste is malty, toffee, floral, dried fruity, with a yeasty note and tangy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (185) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Pint on cask at St. Georges Vaults. Pours a reddish amber with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, some bread, some toffee. Similar flavors, a little sweet up front, not much bitterness. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (209) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
Tap (hand pump) pint. Not a huge aroma, light toffee. Amber colour with a very tightly packed head (similar to nitro) and excellent lacing all the way to the end. Nice to watch it being pulled and then having to settle for over a minute. Taste was very mild but went perfectly with the meal as it didnt overwhelm. Malty, slight toffee sweet minimal bitterness - exceptionally smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel, and short palate - not clean and crisp, but not lingering either. Overall better than the bottle and cask is superior to the normal tap too. Really nice easy drinking, for a relaxed cool (but not cold) weather day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Cask at The Black Lake, Meir Heath. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, slight yeast and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, slight yeast, a little metal and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A dryish, malty, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A fruity, malty beer. Not exciting but its smooth and has a good body. Ok for a cask bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1066) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Pretty standard bitter amber colour good balance of malt caramel light hops in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rozemalt (10) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle 50cl, bittere nasmaak, helder en oranjebruine kleur, ijzerachtig en droog in de mond, niet een biertje dat makkelijk wegdrinkt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fullpintofbeer (222) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Tap @Harvester, Bristol. Small head, amber/gold colour, toffee aroma, bitter aftertaste, light body, quite sparkling. Generally not bad, however it was served a bit too cold.

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