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

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common

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RATINGS: 1706   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ass99 (4) - vfgwrhqhag, - AUG 16, 2001 does not count
nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnCiacci (16) - Hackney, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
My favourite best-ever English ale. Not for everyday drink, but reserved for the finer moments in life. I found this in Argentina at a pub in Buenos Aires where my friend was working. They were trying to introduce it into the South American market. Also had it in 2 pubs in New York City. At Sainsburys around the after-holidays you can get two bottles of OSH with a nice Old Speckled Hen Pilsner glass for a fiver. BOOOOOONNNNGGGGGG!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lovemybrewski (5) - USA - DEC 27, 2005 does not count
Excellent beer! Very flavorful. If you have a chance to try this one, do try it and you will not be sorry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
A beautiful amber bitter with full creamy head. Very smooth drinking and full cream and chocolate flavor, absolutely delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OUAlchy99 (6) - Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002 does not count
This is the greatest beer of all time. if you enjoy good beer, this is for you.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PopeGelasius3 (54) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2006
A truly great beer. Excellent amber-crystal color with a nice thick head. Very fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness. Drinks very easy. I was expecting more bitterness than what it gave but was very pleased with the overall product.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aya00 (1) - naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005 does not count
Great taste. A little sweet and nutty. Smooth from beginning to end. Very light carbonation and in a pub can deivers a nice head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lcdumchus (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pub draft can. Wonderful pour, thick creamy head. Smooth hop flavor with hints of toffee. An excellant, but not overpowering ale.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Truely a great ale. A deep amber color with an off white head that clings to the very bottom of the glass. Definitely a session beer. A perfect blend of hops and malt.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Wow! This is very good stuff, it has a nice rich coloration and a very creamy smoothness about it. I still can not quite place the flavor but it is very good!


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