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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Very good. The taste is best described as a mild Bass Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Good nose, and not a bad color. Taste-wise it is pretty decent for an ale, with no flavor really standing out. Kind of overly carbonated, but that adds a little bite which is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2002
Great aroma! nice, thick, off-white head. another good one. (donít get drunk off it)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3035) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
The nose is flowery and mild. The head is thin to start with and fades quickly. The color is a medium orange brown that glows in the right light because of the slight cloudiness. The taste is a little thin and watery, but pleasant. I might have picked up a little citrus in the taste. Itís a refreshing beer and the carbonation gives a little bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2002
good in winter. good long lasting head and sweetish flavour. nice hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2002
the orange- whiskey-tabby color is evident even through the bottle, and it springs to life with a fine sturdy head. aroma is woody, actually sawdust-- plywood iíd guess,( though any piney soft lumber would answer). some graham notes; a nice background fruitiness too, peaches or the bushel basket they were carried in. itís more full bodied than bass certainly, which is where one wants it to be, tho even further in that direction would be more contiguous to perfection. malt and hop are balanced, sweet first, then dry and adequately bitter. good baseline english ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2002
Creamy head,smooth and malty. Really easy to drink, good stuff. Morish on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
Draught can gives this beer more class than it deserves. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - APR 19, 2002
I had the draught can. Refreshing, if not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002
A very warm flavor, it lingers in your mouth. A tad bitter but not to bad at all. Not the most cost-efficient. It cost me $10, i feel a little ripped off. But it IS good.

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