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Hen's Tooth - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

337 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2001

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Ratings: 337 | Reviews: 226
Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farmazonne
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong taste, really nice. 1 bottle is enough for 1 time.

Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the clear bottle marked 13264 around the neck. Unknown that that means. I sampled it on March 11, 2015.

A lot of these Morland beers look about the same with their medium amber-reddish pour under a cream colored, foamy head. But lots of sediment floating about.

The aroma is mildly malted with toffee notes, sweetness, a British yeast strain (I expect), and vague grassy hops.

Light to medium body

The taste tends to bring out an English bitterness along with an English sweetness. The bitterness is grassy but clean and lingers albeit briefly. Not a high ABV but it feels punchy.

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rickus
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rustyraid
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trondo
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i was moved to review when i read someone say it was a worse version of new castle. when new castle goes to sleep at night it dreams of being hens tooth. this is a glorious masterful delicious beer that will replace bass or new castle in your cooler. youre welcome.

Photo of GRG1313
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanMurray
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly worse version of New Castle...

Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber, full head, moderate carbonation. Smells of classic English hops and sweet malt...fuller nose than most English ales. Taste is sweet malt and caramel, but higher alcohol helps balance out sweetness to some extent. Light bitterness comes in after with mellow, light roast on finish to compliment malt.
Overall, one of the better of this style I've had. I can't understand the low scores here. Should be a higher-rated brew. I think it is just the style that isn't particularly appealing to most.

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of rydev24
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Yankeejw
3.76/5  rDev +9%

Photo of robotiks
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrkLgr
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dougology
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Unfiltered and dirty.

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +15.9%

A: Amber, cloudy and fresh squeezed apple juice. A finger of beige head with large and small bubbles. Moderate fine bubbled carbonation within.


S: Rich caramel, toffee, sweet and creamy, like I’m about to bite into a creamy Highlander Toffee. Light apples, apple juice. A little dried hay, straw. Fruity, yes, like apricots, stone fruit.


T: Caramel, malty, clean linen, prunes yes, and apricots, light dried hay, creamy, toffee, clean finish, little bittering hops. Alcohol well hidden, but comes across as clean and crisp, like linen.


M: Thick bready, biscuit body, medium fine bubbled carbonation, dry crisp finish.


O: Beautifully done brew. I don’t understand the low ratings for it. Great mouth feel, smooth and classic to style. Bought and drank in Thailand, Oct 1st, 2014.

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4.72/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Hen's Tooth from Greene King / Morland Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.