Morland – Old Speckled Hen

A high proportion of crystal malt in Old Speckled Hen provides the key toffee/caramel flavour. The yeast used to ferment the beer provides the other key character – estery or banana/pear drop. This estery note provides the fruity and refreshing balance. The hops used add a palate cleansing herbal note and very slight orange citrus. A very malty, full bodied and warming ale.

Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.5 / 5)

Share this:

2 thoughts on “Morland – Old Speckled Hen”

  1. Old Speckled Hen MG
    Interestingly, Old Speckled Hen was named after a car. The beer was first brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MG Car plant in Abbingdon. They chose the name ‘Old Speckled Hen’, from a paint-spattered MG Featherlight Saloon. Back in the day, this was the MG factory run-around, fondly referred to as the “Owld Speckl’d Un” due to its mottled appearance after several years parked under the paint shop.

Leave a Reply