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Old Golden Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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500ml bottle from Tesco.
Really good smell and taste, fruity and complex, very pleasant drink.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
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

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Old Golden Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.