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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paolo71 (113) - Alviano, ITALY - JUN 19, 2015
White, fairly fine, not very persistent head. Dark Amber. Clear. Not very intense and persistent at nose. Honey, caramel, raisin, a bit of rhubarb, Low carbonation. Watery. good balance with a fine bitter in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
14.9 fl oz can courtesy of Pat B. Golden/orange hue, normal clarity with fully lasting 1 finger thick super creamy off-white head. Apple spice taste up front with more of a grape/apple finish. Dry texture on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2015
Draught at hmhb. Nutty brown with a solid cream head. Aroma is caramel cookies. Flavour is bready caramel, toffee on a sweet nutty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Color entre miel y vino clarete. Escasa espuma. Aroma plano. Sabor extraño, algo metálico, ahumado quizas. Malteado, poco lupulado. Acompaña bien comidas. Sola resulta un poco complicada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (542) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bronze, clear with white foam. Malt, sweet caramel aroma. Malt, toffee, sweet bitterness aftertaste. A bit watery

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (469) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Drank from can, aroma of malty bananas, straw, taste is much the same but more mild than I prefer. It’s alright, bit watery, bit metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
One2remeber (213) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Draft, Nitro, The Pig and Whistle. Tan copper, Amber hue. Intense caramel malt, moldy bread, think an off PHred. Metallic, nitro helps with a smooth body, but still tastes off, pool water. It is what it is, not a bitter fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Amber color, small head. Little bit of fruit and spice. Good amount of malt helps here. Preferred Fuller’s as it felt more balanced while being more flavored.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (7806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, toffee, grassy, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jankes (105) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Ładna bursztynowo-pomarańczowa barwa, gęsta i wysoka piana bez lacingu. W aromacie przyjemna kompozycja słodowo-owocowo-chmielowa. W smaku też występują te 3 składniki, przeszkadza jednak nieco metaliczno-kwaćna nuta. Goryczka średnia ale wyraźna, bardzo dobrze dopełnia piwo. Odczucie w ustach średnie. Piwo bardzo solidne, choć bez fajerwerków.

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