Morland Brewing 'Old Speckled Hen' English Fine Ale

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Morland Brewing 'Old Speckled Hen' English Fine Ale. 5.2% abv. Copper color. Two fingers of thick, dense white head, like soft ice cream. Outstanding retention and superb lacing. Nose of rich caramel malt, toffee, fresh bread. Front taste of sweet bread, malt, faint orange, mild fruity hops on the back. Aftertaste of sweet milk, toffee, mild bittersweet hop on the sustain. Medium body. Mouthfeel is rich, creamy, round, warm end note.

This is a classic, world-class brew. An old favorite. The nitro pour provides a rich head that stays creamy all the way down, with malty and mild candy sweet flavors throughout. Other flavors include mild fruit and sweet breads in the background, supporting the malt. Outstanding. A classic. Get it in the nitro can or on tap if you can manage. Strongly recommended.

From the brewery:

"First brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory and affectionately named after an old MG car used as a factory runaround, 'The Owld Speckled Un.' A finely balanced ale, with a smooth rich malty taste. Perfect with Sunday roasts, cured meats and cheese."
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"If, like me, you like to hunt out a hen, well there are plenty of opportunities to find one. 'Old Speckled Hen' is in pubs and bars across the country in cask and also as a smooth version at 4.5% ABV. You can also enjoy ‘Old Speckled Hen’ in 500ml or 355ml bottles and 500ml cans at 5% ABV from all leading supermarkets and convenience outlets. And for the jet setters amongst us, you can even find it in 47 countries around the world, from Australia to the UAE. 'Old Speckled Hen' has a full, smooth flavour and is very easy to drink. Its rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty tastes. Toffee and malt combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a balanced sweetness. This, all followed by a refreshingly dry finish."

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