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Hen's Tooth - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Hen's ToothHen's Tooth

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328 Ratings

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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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.

4.72/5  rDev +36.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.51/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured half of the bottle into a 12oz ale glass, with plenty of room to breathe at the top. It has a deep brown color with a nice hint of red. Moderate carbonation. Thin head, no lacing.

S: English toffee, nuts, yeast and malt.

T: Tastes like a classic brown ale but obviously with better care taken throughout the brewing process.

M: Slippery but also a bit dry. Good carbonation.

Then I poured the remaining four inches of the bottle, containing the sediment at the bottom, into the glass and let it mingle. This changed the dynamic considerably. The flavors and aromas exploded and it suddenly became a whole new beer. If I had a bigger glass to contain the entire bottle it would have been this good from the beginning. I will buy this beer again.

Highly recommend.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Morland Hen’s Tooth has a thick, spongy, quickly-dying, cream-colored head, a murky, tan appearance, with bubble streams of tiny and large bubbles, and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, white bread crust, light fruit, caramel, and a sharpness from the hop extract. Taste is of those elements, with some cellar mold, noticeable, straightforward bitterness, and brandywine. Mouthfeel is chewy and slimy, and Morland Hen’s Tooth finishes semi-dry and harsh, but in a good way, if that makes sense. Overall, this is an interesting, fairly perplexing, and very delicious beer.


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Hen's Tooth from Greene King / Morland Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.