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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1859   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.

Leini's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Leini (1812) - - FEB 5, 2013
500ml bottle. Copper body, low white head. Sweet malts and a slightly bitter finish. Too much caramel for my taste but besides that ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, off white head. Aroma of flowers and toffee. Taste is sweetish toffee, very light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankZappa7 (467) - GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
06-08-2016-0,5L Dose. Bernstein-rötlich, cremefarbener Schaum.Aroma: Hopfig, Karamell. Geschmack.Karamell, Alkohol.Röstmalz - im Ausklang etwas hopfenbitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (191) - - OCT 14, 2016
Poured from the nitro can into a large wine glass. Looks perfect in the glass with a burnt orange color and a delectable bed of soft nitrogen bubbles in the head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty. A little apple and tart berry. The taste is a funky/sweet fruit character with some caramel malt at the base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Trolleo (1390) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
Clear amber color with medium sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is too sweet caramel. Taste is awful. Like a watery cheap whiskey. Or like industrial pale lager with the shoot of whiskey inside. Barely drinkable. Watery, soft carbonated. Ugh. //on tap at Harat’s pub

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (426) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours amber with small white head. Caramel, toffee and hop induced bitterness. Nice full bodied bitterness with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bolian (172) - - OCT 2, 2016
Pours amber clear, off white foam. Nose is yeasty with Toast and caramel. Taste is rounded with notes og toffee, malt and a very slight bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Out the bottle. Smells of biscuit, caramel, butterscotch and basic grains. Taste is bitter bread and butter, a nice robustness to it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bullturtle (3) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016 does not count
Looked promising but failed to deliver on all fronts. As a positive, it tasted better than Stella. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Slightly hazy brown color with a good amount of activity. Thin creamy beige half a finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with some good leggings. Flavors of caramel, cookies, butterscotch, toffee, faint molasses, buttery, and herbal spices. Bready, grassy, and a little earthy. Balanced sweetness with a nice sharpness. Smooth oily creamy medium body with prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish that lingers a little, ending with bitter spices including peppercorn, and an herbal grassy hops tongue coat. Overall good quality craft. Tasty flavors that are nicely balanced and well intensified. Slightly flat yet OK freshness. Good accessibility while a little boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2261) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2016
Lata de @Carrefour, Oviedo. 07/09/16.. BBD:28/02/17 Color ambar, aromas caramelo, sabor malta, caramelo

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