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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1393) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a clear amber beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells honey. Tastes honey. Little bitter finish. Average carbo. Thin body and a dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (212) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Can from Yamaya. Deep gold with big creamy head from the nitro can. Fruity and malty aroma. Very smooth with some hops hops to round out the flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (183) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, tack. Mörk Bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar karamell. Söt men god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2014
Can from Yamaya. Mild dark dried fruit nose: raisins and light prunes. Deep copper color, with a thin creamy beige head. Rich tasty malty initial, fruity and then balanced. Hops come out in a determined manner and linger quite a bit. Thin body, and a little watery. Tasty, a bit thin, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sistinas (101) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a medium amount of head. Smells of roast and caramel. Taste is overwhelmingly malty and a bit bready with a fair amount of sweetness. Heavy sticky mouthfeel, not too carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KrOliK (12) - - JUL 9, 2014
Dark amber color. Average foam. Malty smell with little bit of alcohol. Taste of malt, sugar, caramel and fusel. Delicate gentian at the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
terefere (202) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber, clear, 1.5 finger foamy head. Aroma: spices, ripe fruits, hops, caramel. Taste: biscuits, caramel, fruits, grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (706) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Drunk from 50 cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Hoppy pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwizdek1990 (13) - POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Barwa ciemnego bursztynu. Piana biała drobno pęcherzykowa, dosyć szybko opada i minimalnie obkleja szkło. Aromat słodowy z lekkimi nutami karmelu. Przy mocniejszym wdechu czuć aromat maślany. W smaku słodowo-karmelowe. Goryczka słaba i krótka. Pozostawia lekki posmak maślanej bułki. Niskie wysycenie i niska treściwość.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (100) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
500ml can from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Labelled as 5.2%. Pours on the brown side of golden with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel with some faint hops. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
750ml bottle shared with son - Rich amber body, two fingered white head, looks splendid. Aroma is caramel, bread and fruit of some kind. Bitter ending. I could have sworn I’d rated this before, but as it falls under the category of "some beer" it is easily forgotten.

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