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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1810   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.

Aaron68's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, - SEP 30, 2012
500 ml on tap @ Grunerløkka Brygghus,September 29,2012 Beige/light to brown in color.Aroma is a bit malt, yeast and hops. Very easy to drink.I think it is a bit to thin and watery and it lacks taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidAust (128) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Poured into a washington glass. Firstly, much different to when I’ve had it on tap. Aroma was toffee. Appearance was of a flat beer - almost zero head which went to the faintest ring I’ve ever experienced in a beer that wasn’t completely flat. Toffee coloured to match the scent. Sweet tasting with toffee notes a little hint of fruit. Overall nice, but wasn’t a match for what I’d describe as a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Tap@soho. Golden color with a small creamy head. Taste is malty with mild bitter a bit sweet finish. Flavors of malt, caramel and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (106) - - 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 (978) - 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 (115) - 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 (124) - 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 (1071) - 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 (426) - 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 (33) - 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 (4599) - 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.

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