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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: 1672   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 factory’s works car - the gold speckled MG Featherweight Fabric Saloon, affectionately known as the Ol’ Speckl’d ’Un.
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (1496) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Estery-fruity aroma reminiscent of red apples on top of a caramelly and biscuity malty base. Marginal notes of toffee and earth. Light sticky mouthfeel finishing with a dry, grassy bitterness. Ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tupungato (18) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
355ml bottle from Lidl. The appearance is not perfect, head dissipates very quickly, but the taste was very satisfying - Old Speckled Hen is what I expect from an ale. Malty taste, a little sweet, not too bitter, not sour at all.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PawelD (142) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. Kolor złocisty, klarowny z białą drobną pianą, która szybko opada. W zapachu czuć lekką maślankę(!), lekki karmel. W smaku słodowe, pełne, karmelowa słodycz z lekkimi nutami tostowymi i bardzo delikatną goryczą na finiszu który zostawia lekko maślany posmak. Wysycenie średnie. Ogółem gdyby nie te nuty maślane to całkiem spoko piwo i szczerze mówiąc mimo tego jest najlepszym angolem którego piłem.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akoeninger (401) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Nitro tap at The Coopers Tavern. Clear amber with off white creamy head. Light aroma of caramel and herbal hops. Taste is mild with some vegetal hops and some malty sweetness. Toasty and improved as it warms. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Light body. Very drinkable, hard to compare it to the American style brews I’m used to, a quiet and reserved beer to be sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBoom (92) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Small, unstable, white head. In aroma some malty notes. Taste is watery, with low bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
InPivoVeritas (240) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is very weak - caramel and fruit mostly. Taste is also very weak. Watery mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Bland and boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregus (153) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Butelka 0.35; Barwa ciemnego bursztynu. Piana biała szybko opada do obrączki. Przyjemny słodki aromat słodowy, karmelowy, toffi, biszkoptowy, orzechów, ziół i kwiatów z chmielu. Smak słodowy, karmelowy, ziołowy. Goryczka raczej niska.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Clear, amber colour with frothy and long lasting, white head. Aroma of malt, grain and caramel. Taste is caramel with hints of alcohol. Medium bitterness, full body beer. Carbonation is soft to medium. Decent english ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
It’s pretty much a typical bland unremarkable bitter on nitro. Taste is a little sweet caramel, slight bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Can drink, would probably never leap for.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peponi (273) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Aroma: herbs, flowers and malts. Appearance: clear amber color, poor white head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and something like iron), there is some malty backbone, but still this beer is quite watery and dry, roasted caramel, herbs. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Not very interesting beer. There is a problem with this iron aftertaste, which destroys a mouthfeel.


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