Morland Old Speckled Hen (Cask - 5.2%)

 
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Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular until retired in 2006.
Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal Malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast.
First brewed in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brewerys MG car - the mud splattered Ol Speckled Un. Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over. Brewing discontinued in Aug 2006. Replaced by 4.5% Old Speckled Hen.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, - SEP 29, 2003
This can be a cracking strong bitter when on top form and in the Greene King brewery tap it was. Unfortunately it is very prone to appear in the free trade in pubs that only seem to have handpumps because they feel obliged to, when it is often, not surprisingly, virtually undrinkable.This is a glowing red/brown beer with a quite hoppy aroma, sweet fruit, but balancing bitterness on the palate and a clean finish. Full bodied, but not heavy. Easy to drink, despite the relatively high alcohol level for a bitter (and I do consider it to be, in the final analysis, a bitter). Excellent.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintbase (667) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidf93 (89) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 4, 2017
mellow malty notes, see through amber orange colour, some lacing. Metallic bitter taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrh2254 (85) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
500ml can from a supermarket. It's a lightly hopped malty ale which is very pleasant. However it used to be 5.2% not 5% ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Poured from a cask in an English pub in Rickmansworth. The highest ABV they have, its the best beer Ive had in this country yet. Thin head but long-lasting sudsy lacing. Clear golden amber, refreshing spiced aroma. Served just above room temp. Standard lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (932) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2016
Light amber, clear, tall, persistent and fine mousse. Light body, weak flavor, low heat, flat mouthfeel, dilute finish. Mildly bitter, very dry and low acidity. Hoppy in bitterness but not much flavor, dryness probably prevents full appreciation of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMan91 (9) - RUSSIA - APR 10, 2016 does not count
Cask: Regular until retired in 2006. Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal Malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast. First brewed in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brewerys MG car - the mud splattered Ol Speckled Un. Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over. Brewing discontinued in Aug 2006. Replaced by 4.5% Old Speckled Hen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shot (501) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin creamy head. Aroma of caramel malt and slight fruit. Flavors are sweet malt, muted stone fruit and earthy hops. Creamy mouthfeel but slightly peppery. Nice traditional English ale, but nothing extraordinary.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
anthony850 (470) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Kind of a bland tasting beer. Nothing too interesting about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4826) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2015
Beautiful creamy pour, nice velvety head. Silky smooth body. Malt backbone throughout aroma and smell. Typical bitter finish, enhanced NY the cask pour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2155) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Generous sample at ACAT. Nice, hazy orange, with a creamy, beige head. Lovely caramel aroma, with notes of honey, cashews, and white bread. Sweet, with a mild hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy, and smooth. This is an excellent, balanced, and easy drinking beer.


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