It’s 7 in the morning. It’s  the middle of December and it wont be daylight for another hour. Not that that matters to me because I am working nights all the way to Christmas this year. ^Horray^. I am just about to go to sleep but before I do I thought I’d share this rather lovely beer I’m drinking.

It is Morland’s Hen’s Tooth. I know its not going to set the world of craft beer alight any time soon but it is bloody nice and well worth a mention.

So just quickly then, it is a bottle conditioned, 6.5%, light amber coloured ale. Being Morland’s brand it is actually a Greene King beer, for those of you who have been living under a rock for the last 16 years. And it was bought in Tesco Blackpool under a 4 bottles for £6 offer. 

The important part. It isn’t the most intense beer in the world to start, infact on the nose there is very little at all. You can tell that its beer but nothing really stands out flavour wise. A first sip gives a malty, burnt caramel flavour with a well rounded moth feel. All the action lingers towards the end with a strong alcohol kick and a dry, at times ever so slightly acidic aftertaste with a christmas pudding punch thrown in right at the end leaving you wanting more.

As my Dad would put it “my doctor said I should have 10 of these a day”. Probably not sound medical advice but I’d go along with it. My mind does wonder how well it do if they  were to make a cask version. I could quite easily spend a long evening in a nice pub with a few friends drinking this. Hopefully  it would be even better, given that I am drinking out of one of those red plastic cups that all American house parties seem to have but beggars can’t be choosers, it is better than no beer at all.