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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
Poured from can amber color with a beige head. Aromas are slightly sweet with a light floral scent. Taste is malty with hints of grain and nut.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Another good Greene King Ale, and one with a certain recognition, this is one of my Reliable’s. On it’s Nose I don’t pick up as much as others, but is still a malty, hoppy aroma, particularly fresh. Pours a very Rich, Reddish copper, with a solid body and a medium, fluffy head which is thin. In the mouth it feels rather mediocre, with some carbonation, creamy soft and light/watery. It Boasts a good tasty kick of Malt, a wholegrain bread, with a decent dashing of Nuttiness, rather like Mild Almond’s with a subtle citrus kick, Demerara sugar, which finishes in a long impressive caramel esque after-taste. Goes Amazing with a Sunday Roast.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Gift (Romsey). Bitter with hoppy overtones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pint can. Pours an amber color with a four inch beige head. Taste is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruit and some hops. Similar aroma. Has a decent body for a nitro beer. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Nothing extremely fancy but a solid English bitter. I could easily drink a couple of bottles of this beer in a night.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucharek147 (100) - Dębica, POLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Barwa miedziana. Piana nienajlepsza, ale jakos się trzyma. Aromat słodowy, słodkawy i trochę mdlący. W smaku słodowe, jest też trochę miodu i goryczka na poziomie średnio niskim.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wozap (350) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Biała butelka zepsuła niespodziankę z kolorem, piana średnia. Zapach słodowy, biszkoptowy, owocowy. Wyczówalna goryczka na finiszu, Dobre średnie piwo.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
macio_men (116) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Czerwona, przejrzysta barwa. Piana niska, aczkolwiek długo się utrzymuje. Aromat przeciętny. W smaku cierpkie, niezbyt intensywne. Słabo musujące. Ogólnie duży zawód :( Za mało jak na 9 złotych.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (277) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Full aroma. Rich taste, bitter. Good. Refreshing. Liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAR 20, 2015
Skunky, clear bottle. Co-op, Edinburgh CIty. Pours ruby-red with no head. Scent is sweet and floral. Taste is medium bodied malt. Palette is a bit weak but overall decent.


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