1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Golden Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Not Rated.
Old Golden HenOld Golden Hen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

103 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-01-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +18.7%

A: Golden copper filtered, little carbonation, huge creamy, slightly yellow 3 finger head.


S: Citrus, lemon orange candy, bergamot, caramel, toffee, creamy, iron, hard water.


T: Citrus, lemony, bergamot, caramel, toffee, creamy, iron and hard water. Good solid bitterness on the end.


M: Medium, slightly gelatinous body, medium low carbonation.


O: Great brew. The hops are great, overall flavor, mouth feel are nice. Drank from a can.

patre_tim, Wednesday at 01:06 PM
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

wrightst, Tuesday at 02:46 AM
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

03/27/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Better than I expected. Not much head & only a hint of lacing. Nice malty flavors balanced with a hint of sweetness. Nice surprise.

seedyone, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of rapayn01
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

rapayn01, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of KStark
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

KStark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Photchkiss
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photchkiss, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma grainy
Head small (2.5 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to broken 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body golden, clear
Flavor pretty much absent, slightly sweet, maybe, just maybe, a hint of melon. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Tastes very like an adjunct lager except no dimethylsulfide. Some diacetyl would have helped. This is supposed to compete for the affections of the lager crowd – it should since it is pretty flavorless.

Ozzylizard, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Kanewai
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Kanewai, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of miguelre06
3/5  rDev -11%

miguelre06, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -11%

bostonryan, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

EmperorBevis, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Old Golden Hen has a thick, white head, a hazy, amber (golden, under direct sunlight) appearance, some streaming bubbles, and thin lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly skunky (clear bottle), somewhat sweet, white bread crust, and mild, mellow hop resin. Taste is of white bread crust, sugar crystals, mild, somewhat moldy, hop bitterness, and tap water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Old Golden Hen finishes dry, easy drinking, and somewhat dull.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 27, 2014
Photo of ApplePi
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ApplePi, May 05, 2014
Photo of Beestin
3/5  rDev -11%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
Photo of blange3
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hand drawn and enjoyed in an authentic Old English Pub (Red Lion Inn, Avebury).

Brilliant golden color. Delightful citrus and floral notes. Sweet but not cloying

Mouthfeel consistent with real ales. Thin white head with moderate lacing. Very drinkable and satisfying.

blange3, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Wilkster
3/5  rDev -11%

Wilkster, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

CurtisD, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -11%

JoeMans, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of KoG
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

KoG, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

zenithberwyn, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of LoveStout
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

LoveStout, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

acurtis, Mar 15, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Old Golden Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.