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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1848   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (175) - - NOV 18, 2015
Dark nutty brown appearance with some head that doesn’t last long. Tastes of bitter caramel, nuts and grass. Medium body, somewhat aggressive carbonation, and a hoppy, floral finish. Fresh and bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2117) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Copper color. Delicate aroma of malts and floral hops. Taste: sweet, bitter, a little nuts and fruit, biscuit. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MohaBeer (202) - Lima, PERU - NOV 18, 2015
Cobre rojizo con transparencia, sin espuma ni adherencia. Malta maltoso caramelo tostado moderado alto, toffee, lúpulo terroso bajo, ligera oxidación, cartón húmedo. En boca lúpulo de amargor alto sin astringencia, malta maltoso caramelo tostado moderado, toffee, oxidación ligera. Final seco bitter con notas tostadas, cuerpo bajo, carbonatación baja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FBoekman (185) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
Nötbrun med ganska mycket skum. Luktar lite källare. Smakar lite fadd. Lite tunn. Men helt ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Poured from nitro can, fluffy white head on a copper body. Light and toasty, almost a little birnt tasting. FInishes fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
A decent ESB, pours a deep copper color, medium white head. smelled and tastes of malts, almost like vinegar, slightly bitter but not too bad. Overall its worth a try, but i dont see myself buying it very often. Re-rate on 3-27-14 tried on tap- I have tried this a few times since my initial ranking and found it to get a bit better as time goes by. Unusual but nice malty flavors, not overwhelming, a sipper. From a 3.1 to a 3.4"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zenguerrilla (39) - Málaga, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2015
Magnífica cerveza británica, me ha gustado mucho su sabor. Al principio me ha sabido un poco a miel, luego un suave amargor. Muy recomendable. La volveré a comprar, sin duda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5516) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
1/9/2008 4:33:15 PM Tap at Hole in the Wall, A’dam. Amber taste. Very smooth. With caramel flavours. Not so bitter after all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gaelic (146) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2015
Red brown amber. In my opinion to chemical tast. No fine bitters, no definitable fruit aroma’s. Maybe a good one to drink on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (309) - - OCT 8, 2015
Deep amber color, filtered beer. Medium carbonation. Malt and yeast driven spicy aromas, little bit of caramel, some plum-like fruitiness. Medium body. Tastes of caramel, grassy, herbal, little bit of almond notes. Good beer. One of my favorite british beers.

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