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Morland Brewery

Morland Brewery
"Old Speckled Hen" English Ale

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Morland Brewery
"Old Speckled Hen" English Ale

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant medium light copper color. Rich, peppery, toasty nutty earthy aromas of caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and honey buttered toast with an even, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, breezy brown sugar, roasted nuts, arugula, and minerals finish. A spot on session bitter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & malty
Aroma Aroma: caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and honey buttered toast
Taste Flavor: brown sugar, roasted nuts, arugula, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken And Veggie Flatbread, Tikka Masala, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on session bitter.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

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ESB

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Extra special bitters (ESB) range from golden to brown in color and are around 4.5-6% in alcohol. They feature accents of hop aromas and, despite their name, are characterized by non-bitter, fruity flavors. Of the three bitter styles, ESBs are the most malty and highest in alcohol. Bitters originated as English specialties, though they are now widely-emulated in North America, sometimes with domestically-grown hops imparting a more assertive character than in traditional English takes on the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s Original ESB, Moylan’s Extra Special Bitter, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale and Rogue XS Imperial Younger’s Special Bitter.