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

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at Řlfestival 2012. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2092) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
500 mL bottle. Basically, oaked Speckled Hen. I love Old Speckled Hen. It was one of my early favourites, and still holds a special place in my heart. But it is not a big enough beer to stand up to the oak. It just isn’t. This wasn’t necessary.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Enjoyed this. What’s in a name? Malty smoothness. Thin easy drink. What else to say?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4669) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity aroma has notes of green apple, raisin, a touch of oak. Taste is dry and minimally tart, hints of oak, vanilla, green apple and apple parings, a touch of raisin. Body is slightly too light to withstand the dry, minimally astringent oak notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Well, this is certainly in the speckled/tooth neck of the woods, taste-wise. A bit more oomph than Hens’Tooth though and a bit more sweet sugary malt. I like this quite a bit but it is a departure from US style beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1269) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle 17 /07-2013) low white head, clear amber color, smooth taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7375) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ DŘE tasting. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, oak, green apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. 170713

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Janek_Poducha (60) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 12, 2013
(Bottle 0,5l shered with geophagus) Deep amber color, clear, small yellow head, fast falling. Aroma: Caramel malts, brown sugar, hops, dried fruits, raisins, resin, slightly alcoholic, pinch of some metallic notes. Taste: Caramel malts, malts, hops (resin, dried fruits, raisins), notes of alcohol and wood, brown sugar, metallic notes, a bit bread notes. Medium body, medium carbonation, hoppy/toasted finish, oily texture, toasted aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (685) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2013
A very rich and dark malty brew; yet this beer doesn’t ever get too sweet or cloying. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Toffee and heavy roasts predominate throughout. I’m not a huge super-malt beer fan, but this one wasn’t bad at all. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (650) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - 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.


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