Hen's Tooth | Greene King / Morland Brewery

BA SCORE
79
okay
365 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greenekingbeers.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
365
Reviews:
233
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinivini
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjsmith910
2.41/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

boring, boring boring boring and boring

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Photo of kilobees
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utahgiebs
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farmazonne
4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rickus
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rustyraid
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trondo
5/5  rDev +45.3%
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 +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanMurray
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly worse version of New Castle...

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +9%
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.
I don't know if i just got lucky with a fresh bottle (they aren't doing themselves any favors with the clear glass) or lack of diacetyl some are mentioning, but based on what I just had, I can't understand the low scores here.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Hen's Tooth from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 365 ratings.
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