Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Browsing the supermarkets of Daejeon (in Korea) on Saturday I was gob smacked to find a bottle of Old Speckled Hen.
APPEARANCE: Beautiful clear amber with irregular off-white head which soon dissipates (thankfully) into an elegant film. A few curiously large bubbles at the bottom and small streams of bubbles at the top.
SMELL: Malty but not metallic. Raw honey. Something dodgy in there too.
TASTE: Non metallic malt balanced with hoppy bitterness. A fair bit of raw honey but it's not so sweet. Quite a bit of citrus. Has an earthy, spicy quality. It's sticky and leaves a raw honey fragrance on the inside of the glass, which I like.
OVERALL: If this beer were a football team it would be at the bottom of the Championship. However, having drunk my first English ale for six months here in Korea it tastes sublime.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 07:29:49 | More by Hoppsbabo
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