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Old Golden Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
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)
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

1.96/5  rDev -41.7%

Imperial Pint bottle poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow, slightly golden with a finger of off-white head, speckled with yellow highlights that dissolved into a nice lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Skunky, like a Heineken or an Amstel. I’m not sure if this is intentional, like it was brewed for Heineken or Amstel fans, or if the beer got spoiled as it is in a clear bottle.

Taste: Like the aroma: skunky. Almost borderline undrinkable. Turpentine. Sour milk. Horrible.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as hell, with almost no carbonation.

Overall: I didn’t like this beer at all, at least not out of the bottle. Too damn skunky. Note: this was part of the Hen House 4 pack that Morland sells, and the other beers in that 4 pack, Old Speckled Hen, Hens Tooth and Old Crafty Hen, which are also sold in clear bottles, tasted fine. After reading some of the other reviews of this beer, I really need to seek it out on tap, as the other reviews are completely different from my experience. Maybe my bottle was contaminated/bad?

08-29-2013 22:22:46 | More by Jeffreysan
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LoveStout

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33%

03-15-2014 20:23:24 | More by LoveStout
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fx20736

New York

2.3/5  rDev -31.5%

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 8/10/13.

poured from a 330 ml bottle into a nonic, served cold.

appearance: apricot old gold with a 2 finger creme brulee' head. nice lacing.

aroma: the beer which was in a clear bottle smells skunked. Beyond that I smell a decent English Pale Ale with earthy hops and some butterscotch diacetyl.

mouthfeel: thinnish.

taste: skunking intrudes on what seems like a lightweight EPA.

notes: WHY DO BREWERS USE CLEAR BOTTLES?

08-11-2013 16:35:29 | More by fx20736
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

03-15-2014 18:50:00 | More by acurtis
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-08-2013 10:05:40 | More by Paul_Apsley
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Theniz

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-19-2013 10:21:07 | More by Theniz
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

11-19-2013 11:04:28 | More by largadeer
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-05-2014 21:50:03 | More by EmperorBevis
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Photchkiss

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-26-2014 06:30:15 | More by Photchkiss
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zenithberwyn

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

03-29-2014 07:33:42 | More by zenithberwyn
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

03-15-2014 18:49:20 | More by djrn2
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -13.7%

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. The label mentions that this is hopped with Galaxy.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that disappears after a minute or two. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, ale yeast, mild fruitiness and a fair whiff of buttery diacetyl. Meh.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of stewed hops and subtle aromatic fruitiness. Hints of yeast and a distinct note of diacetyl. Little bitterness, but quite dry upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, but rather thin. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of fruitiness and harsh stewed hops.

Decidedly average - another bland golden ale from a big brewery. The diacetyl is particularly unwelcome; it spoils the drinking experience. There are faint hints of aromatic hops, but I can't say that the Galaxy really shines through. In summary, it's dull - give it a miss.

06-23-2012 23:03:29 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

07-19-2014 13:27:09 | More by Ozzylizard
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Wilkster

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-27-2014 21:00:26 | More by Wilkster
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-03-2014 20:46:02 | More by Beestin
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Jonathan_Philadelphia


3/5  rDev -10.7%

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miguelre06


3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-28-2014 03:30:51 | More by miguelre06
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-10-2014 20:08:38 | More by bostonryan
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Duwey

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-29-2013 01:04:53 | More by Duwey
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-05-2013 01:22:22 | More by cfalovo97
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jnjander

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2012 19:22:42 | More by jnjander
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-08-2013 22:47:53 | More by Soxfan45
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-12-2013 16:24:08 | More by Sspeer1
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TR0219

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-18-2013 01:30:45 | More by TR0219
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-11-2012 22:26:27 | More by TexAggie011
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Old Golden Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.