Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Beer Tasting: Morland's Old Speckled Hen


The Beer: Morland's Old Speckled Hen
Style: English Pale Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
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Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. clear glass bottle; no evident date stamp on bottle

From where & how stored: Obtained via holiday beer exchange in Dec. '06 (does this really qualify has a holiday/seasonal beer?!); stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $x.xx

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.2% ABV
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Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- solid amber color
- decent white head holds up nicely for a while, leaves a thin layer

The Aroma & The Taste:
- very consistent between the taste and smell senses
- English ale for sure
- bit of caramel
- refreshing sweetness
- just the right body weight for a warm summer day

The Verdict: Technically, on the upper edge of ABV for a session beer, but this, served cold, can definitely be a decent session beer on a warm summer day.

2 comments:

Bailey said...

There's a bottle-conditioned "clone" of Old Speckled Hen called Hen's Tooth which is extremely good.

Bryan said...

On the market? In the States or UK?

Thanks, Bailey, for the info!