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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A blend of 10 - 14% Old 5X (aged up to 5 years in oak vats - and used in Strong Suffolk) and regular Old Speckled Hen.
"A distinctive malty taste with a satisfying, smooth raisin finish. This delicious dark amber ale is perfect for indulging yourself and your friends."


Jamedra's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (515) - Hostivice, - OCT 3, 2013
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma dubové, čokoláda a lehce karamel. Pěna je středně vysoká, lehce nahnědlé barvy, jemná a mizící. Barva piva samotného je tmavší měděná. Chuť má silný sladový střed, okraj připomínající sladký meloun, celkově je toto velmi sladké, finiš je slabší hořký, zakulacený ale rázný. Toto pivo je vcelku dobré, nicméně, není až tak dobře pitelné a očekával bych i bohatší chuť.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4779) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Amber color with small white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, raisins, herbs. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1603) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, bit hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, caramel, hints of raisins.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (708) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Jantárová farba, biela pena rýchlo opadla. Vôňa sladová, jemne karamel a tmavé ovocie. V chuti sladkosť, sladovosť, karamel, jemne korenisté a bylinkové tóny.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omikr0n (750) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with average white head. Aroma is malt, honey, a bit of floral hops. Taste is mostly sweet with malt, a bit of caramel, herbs and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1428) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Tastes very much like the original Old Speckled Hen, excep with more alcohol which leads to an oily palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boingboomjimmy (11) - - OCT 2, 2014
Oak, vanilla and toffee aromas with smooth flavoursome taste. Nice bronze colour with slight carbonation. Refreshing with slight warmth of alcohol reflected in the ABV. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1342) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Lightly malty, plenty of caramel and decent bitter hops. Alcohol a bit evident but an enjoyable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (316) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
not my favorite style of beer is this but this beer was ok just ok though not great the better of the hen series

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
At just on cool and into a Speckled Hen glass. Points for being an attractive number. Fiery copper and bright. Almost still bar a few tight bubbles. Head is a creamy wafer of white that just holds for the length. Very English is the nose. Peated, chewy toffee malts; bready and toasted with a subtle praline nuttiness and hint of floral, earthy hops. Sweet at this temperature, and even sweeter as it warms. Quite nutty, distinctly Speckled Hen in character. Quite thin but relatively rounded with a spritzy finish and soft finish. Soapy, slick in the swallow. A touch woody, earthy, and floral. Hops are subdued. A touch too much burnt toast and rubber builds late into drinking. This is just Ok. I wasn’t expecting much and it certainly delivered. (50cL, BBE 03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pour is a hazy caramel with a medium cream colored head that disapates quick. Aroma is lite but nice malt and caramel.full of flavor caramel and a touch bitter. A nice creamy mouth feel that coats the palate.


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