Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by GoreStorm:
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - this is a very attractive beer. the bottle and stickers remind me more of a bottle of scotch, it has a really clean old school feel that i like a whole lot. the color is a nice amber and the head tops off my pint glass. i give it a 4.5 because unfortunately the head diminishes quite a bit.
S - bitter and hoppy with a bit of citrus and a nice malt background. pretty good but not outstanding.
T - i like the bitterness level here. this is how hops should support a beer in my opinion. the malt is a nice caramel flavor. nothing too overpowering or subtle either. there are some nice notes of citrus. a nice bitter finish. solid.
M - the hops and light carbonation play off of each other nicely for a good tingly feeling. nothing that makes me go "WOW" though.
D - the drinkability is good. allthough i don't think i could ever make a solid session out of these, it has a syrupy quality that comes out after a few and makes it a bit satiating. i could do about 3 of these though, not bad.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2008 17:28:02 | More by GoreStorm
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at Twisted Victoria on 4/5/14
A-Pours dark orange with a wonderful waterfall effect with a two fingers of creamy white foam sites on top while carbonation slowly releases to meet the head.
S-Aroma of caramel and malt.
T-Taste is malty, a little sweet, a little musky and a bit of hop on the back end.
M-Palate is creamy and smooth.
O-Overall a great beer was surprised how tasty especially for breakfast.
Serving type: nitro-tap
04-20-2014 02:07:57 | More by reebtaerG
3.33/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clean coppery color, topped with just slightly off-white foamy head of average size.
The aroma is (surprisingly) mild - malts and some biscuity note also present.
The taste starts sweet, followed by some roasted feel, not too strong, finishing with a slight bitterness that lasts not too long.
A very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 15:23:08 | More by MarkoNm
Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,524 ratings.