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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1718   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2014
courtesy of Jaghana Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez caramel sucré et houblon. Gout caramel et petite amertume de houblon, mais très sèche et corps très léger. Malgrés tout pas trop mal dans le style Bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozarkspops (368) - - OCT 9, 2014
Crystal clear caramel copper pour. Medium white head dissipates quickly. Bready aroma with a red wine like aroma. Flavor is deep, malty, and coffee. Sweet finish. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tarosama (57) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Readily available bog standard ale. I do enjoy occasional drinking but not too often. Good medium body with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (76) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours amber red with medium head. Smell is burnt caramel and malts. Full bodied and well balanced. Taste is malts, caramel, coffee, vanilla and some bitter hops. Nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (762) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with average white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is very faint with hay, caramel, English hops. Taste is slightly bitter with hops, caramel, malt, hint of candy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjakopa (220) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a darker golden/reddish colour with medium head with quick dissipation. Aroma is sweeter, with hints of chestnuts and strong caramel backing. Taste is also sweeter with a caramel body and a mostly malty and bitter aftertaste. In general a very interesting bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear chestnut body with a thin white head that holds well. Low carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of rust, metal, earth and wood. Flavour of steel, herbs, earth and pear. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. A bit thin and metallic. Also, what’s with the clear bottle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Good bodied and smooth but fairly low on aromas and flavors. Some fruitiness but low on hops and with low bitterness for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Rouge très claire avec un petit tête qui démunie très lentement. L’arôme du caramel, biscuit et malt anglais. Le goût est du malt et caramel. Très doux en bouche et très peu d’amertume. Très facile à boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle, red pour, off white head, nose is citrus, taste is hoppy, malty, low carbonation.

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