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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 1678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and nitro can: Filtered. Also available as "Smooth" from nitro tap.
Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal Malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast.
previously 5.2%
Cask version was first brewed in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon. The name comes from the MG factoryís works car - the gold speckled MG Featherweight Fabric Saloon, affectionately known as the Olí Specklíd íUn.
Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over of Morlands
Bottled Old Speckled Hen has been sterile filtered in the "Old Speckled Hen Hall" bottling facility since May 2006.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2002
Hey, do not put beer in clear bottles. Iam sure this is pretty good on tap. But the bottle I had was pretty bad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2002
This was great. Very pleasant surprise. I bought a can with the capsule for draught effect. Excellent creamy mouth feel! Toffeeness and body make this stand out from the others.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Clear amber body with a medium whitish head. Sweet toffee malty aroma, flavor is much the same with some butter as well as a bit of skunkiness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Mild head, leaves quickly. Pretty goob body for a light colored beer. Malty, buttery flavor. Decent balance. Try it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Very nice indeed. One of the best balances of bitterness and maltiness that Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9060) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
This beer rocks. The commercial description is right on the money... close enough anyway. The only aspect left out is the mild, skunky aroma which initially hides the rich, tofee-like malty nose at first. Hey, itís a clear bottle. Shit happens when a clear bottle leaves England for the U.S. Very good, well-balanced pale ale. Worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Pretty straightforward. Exactly what Iíd expect from an english pale. Very good, but nothing outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 Sweet malty aroma and flavor, nutty. Pretty simple beer, some fruitiness. Nothing spectacular though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Much better in the bottle--donít bother with the can. The malt unfolds in distinct, exciting events. Complex malt profile with toffee, dark caramel and a bit of fruit. Quite nice, really.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002


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