Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday's Beer !

Old Speckled Hen!


They call it English Fine Ale and comes in a 500ml can from Morland Brewing , Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk England. Established in 1711 they say!



Well then they ought to know what they are doing ... Yes?


It pours a nice amber / caramel tone with a quick froth of cream colored foam that settles down in a typical fashion leaving scan lace and a small ring around the edge of the glass.

The first nose is very hoppy citrus and after a pause to refresh comes back with that summer green garden aroma of wild hop flowers and a slight undertone of caramel malts from a nearby bake shop!
It's a nice combination that gets the taste buds going and the salivary glands hurting just a bit.

So let's go get a taste!

She's slightly bitter on the tongue at first with a rich texture that goes well with the malts then fades leaving a nice reminder on the palate and a yen for the next try. With each taste you get to repeat the experience and it remains pleasing and most satisfactory rich warm malty sensations accented by the citrus flower . It reminds me of getting a whiff of the oils that mist up when you grate a lime for it's zest. In any case just a few quick sips and before you know it ...... time for another!

Well, not really for me because I've got other things to attend to right now and I only got the one can to sample ..... I'll be picking up some more for the beer cellar though.

Here's some .. Other Opinions !! Note... it looks like other reviewers had spotty experiences with the bottles ... the can I got was really quite good and seems like other can buyers feel good with the product in that form as well! Go With the CAN !

Now get on over to DustMyBroom dot com for Darcey's picks of brews and blues!

Cheers!
OMMAG

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2 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Cheers Ommag and enjoy the weekend my friend!..it pouring cats and dogs here!

1/11/2008 2:22 PM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks .... I'll be having a special b'day beer later .... think warm thoughts!

1/11/2008 3:26 PM  

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