This is a chestnut coloured ale with a strong malty aroma, with notes of the brewing aroma. It has a deep rich taste of malts and toffee, balanced with good hop notes and woody aftertaste. This is a good warming winter ale. 5*
Morland was originally brewed in Oxfordshire before being taken over by Green King. The beers are brewed under the Morland name by Greene King in Bury St Edmunds. This is a rich malty English Strong Ale variant of the famous Old Speckled Hen. It is a blended ale with a base ale using crystal malt to give the toffee taste and Challenger, First Gold and Goldings hops. It is blended with a 12% strong ale to give a beer in the style of Suffolk Old Ale.
A copper coloured ale with a cream coloured head. It has a malty chocolate aroma and a sweet fruitcake taste, with hints of spice, leading to a strong hop bitterness.
This is a good Christmas ale suited to the season and was the first Christmas ale tried for Christmas 2014.
The Hardy and Hanson’s Brewery Kimberley was the largest in Nottingham. Originally two separate breweries until 1930, when pressure and water resources led to a merger. The Brewers Bridge over Hardy Street joined the two parts of the Brewery. In 2006 the company was purchased by Greene King, which now uses the Hardy & Hanson’s name.
This is a real Christmas ale as demonstrated by its flashing Christmas lights beer pump clip.
A real Christmas ale produced under the Hardys and Hansons name by Green King, originally an independent brewery form the 1800s in Nottingham, but taken over and absorbed by Green King of Bury St Edmunds.
The ale is a dark red gold Ruby ale, with a fruity spiced liquorice aroma and heavy fruit malt flavour with bags of depth and pleasant bitter sweet finish.
This beer was much more like it than my previous Christmas ale entry, yet I have seen other reviews saying it has little aroma or taste. It can only be that the recipe is very variable. id=”bpp_credits” style=”clear: both; float: right; width: 200px; height: 70px; text-align: right;” Edited with BlogPad Pro