Old Crafty Hen | Greene King / Morland Brewery

very good
273 Ratings
Old Crafty HenOld Crafty Hen

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong fine ale combines the malty taste with a smooth raisin finish.

Challenger provides a key herbal dry hop character, First Gold and Goldings give some citrus fruit and crystal malt provides warming toffee in the main beer of this blended ale. The use of some old 5X 12% ale adds dried fruit and raisin and produces a complex flavoured and richly satisfying ale. The tradition of brewing a Strong Suffolk Ale and maturing in Oak Vats is one that unlike other UK brewers, GK have continued - the practice is mentioned in 1810 in connection with GK.

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A: Pours a dark shade of Golden Amber, the color of whiskey. Had a white frothy head that quickly died down, little lacing.

S: Smells malty, caramel, and a little skunk.

T: Slightly sweet malt, and caramel, very modest on the hops, some oak/ woody characteristics. Not too complex, but pleasant.

M: Medium body, modestly carbonated, slightly sticky.

O: I did not have the highest expectations for this beer, so it pleasantly surprised me. Fairly priced, a decent introduction to the style for those just getting into craft beers.

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Pours a deep clear Amber with a thin light tan head. The aroma is rich and malty with a hint of earthy hops. The flavor is deep malt, dark fruit and caramel, balanced by the hops. A nice weight to the body and a smooth feeling. A great ale

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Old Crafty Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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