Saturday, August 5, 2017

Morland Old Speckled Hen (2017 re-review)

ChadPolenz (1825) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2017


2015 BJCP Category: 11C Strong Bitter

AROMA: Fairly sweet malty nose with caramel/toffee notes. Typical British yeast esters create for light fruity character. Low earthy/floral hops. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Deep copper hue, slightly magenta. (17-25 SRM). Mostly clear body. Large white froth due to the nitro widget. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly mild palette overall; notes of toffee/caramel are present, but subdued. Slight marmalade toasty flavor as it finishes. Minor earthy hop flavor and bitterness. Minor fruity yeast esters. Palette is pretty well balanced. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; low carbonation though extremely smooth due to nitrogen widget. Malty aftertaste. Good afternoon beer at only 5%. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: British pub-style beer for sure, mostly to-spec; though far from amazing. 7/10