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

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RATINGS: 1712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


Geuzelambix's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, - OCT 27, 2012
A middle of the road ale. It’s ok carbonated but the taste is quite dull with sweetish notes. I prefer either more seasoned ales are more true watery, fresh ones.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (293) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Golden amber color with medium White head. Aroma is malt and sugar. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel and malt. Medium carbonation

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Earplay (34) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2014
Interesting aroma, came across as vinegar-like at first then could pick up some malt and yeast character. Mouthfeel is soft, with med to full body -assume from nitro carb. Taste is not bitter but not sweet either, probably getting most of it’s character from the yeast and a little hop flavour. Some fruityness and lightly sweet malt. Overall an easy drinking smooth beer which showcases the ’fruity’ yeast more than anything.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (3332) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
Nitro-tap. Sehr schöne Bernsteinfarbe im Glas mit cremig-beigem Schaum. Der Antrunk ist mild-cremig, zum Hauptteil wird das Bier herber, dabei immer noch weich-mild und leicht malzig. Der Nachgeschmack ist erstaunlich herb, aber immer noch sehr moderat weich und lang anhaltend.
Insgesamt etwas flaches Bier, das aber ganz am Ende etwas voller wird. 9/12/9/9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2432) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
6/27/2010. From bottle. Amber with a white head. Caramel and malt aromas. Light fruit, caramel, and light hops. A bit watery, but drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
panzerwolf (72) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Pours golden read with thin white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, a little bit earthy.. A little bite of bitterness that fades quite fast. Really enjoyed this one, an easy beer to drink and enjoy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1897) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Can not believe I have not rated this before. Pours a light brown colour with a white head, malty aroma, taste is light and sweet with a dry fruity finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Daanminator (152) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Mooie ale dit. Mooie fles, mooi rode kleur en bier met mooie tonen en veel diepte. Maar na 1 flesje is het ook weer genoeg.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (1443) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that leaves few lacing. Nose is of caramel, earthy hops and fruits. Taste is of fruits (pears in syrup?) and caramel. Quite sweet but bitterness is medium-high so it remains drinkable. Body is medium and carbonation a bit on the lower side. Mouthfeel is oily. Overall an OK beer but a bit dull.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Cuivrée et lumineuse, une mince couche de mousse bien compacte semble figée sur place. Des arômes très léger de malt caramel, de grains et d’herbes. Ce qui frappe instantanément c’est l’aspect aqueux. ensuite, ce sont des saveurs de malt et une douce et simple amertume. Bien ordinaire sans déplaisir. (1273-031014)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (915) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml can poured in a chalice. Very nice British Ale. Smooth and refreshing A: Red and clean with many bubbles around. Huge and creamy yellow head which dissipates slowly leaving a thin layer on top and many lacings around the glass S: Smells caramel malts and fresh flowery hops, basically. A bit fruity and a bit of alcohol can be felt in the end T: Tastes is pretty much like the nose. Sweet up front. Sweet caramel malts and a moderate bitter and "hoppy" end M: Pleasant. Quite creamy to a light body and refreshing beer. Well done, for sure. Moderate bittereness and carbonation. A little bit molasses D: High. Delicious bitter. I would drink all they long, you can bet it... ;) [ BA Review @ 7/23/2010 ]


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