Morland's Old Speckled Hen

Morland's

England

This comes in one of those Draught-flow cans, like Guiness Pub draught. Wasn't wild about it, as it had this bitter (from the hops I assume) metallic taste, like I was actually licking the side of a keg (and I was drinking it out of a glass). If you are after the pub draught novelty, pick carefully. This should not be in your top choices, unless you lack minerals in your system.

Reviewed: October 10, 2004

Rating: 4/10

Clear bottle with no discernable freshness date. Maybe that was the problem. "Fine Ale" is a huge stretch, as this beer began average and went downhill from there. If a beginning homebrewer duplicated this by accident they wouldn't be thrilled with the outcome. Sure, they'd drink it all...but wouldn't be excited about their friends trying it.

Reviewed: April 17, 2004

Rating: 3/10

Steve had the Pub Draught. I bumped into the bottle recently, so I gave it a spin. The bottle and the label are neat if you're a collector. The beer's a pretty color, and smells good. But it tastes like a cheap imitation of Bass. It's good, but it won't knock your socks off. And for god sakes don't let it get warm. Eww. I had to pour the last ounce out. It doesn't age well. Buy this once, for kicks. I'd be a little surprised if you buy it twice.

Reviewed: September 05, 2004

Rating: 4/10

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