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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: 1774   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a clear and copper beer with a white head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose with additional hops with grass. The palate is sweetness. Overall an average beer.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (386) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Drank from can, aroma of malty bananas, straw, taste is much the same but more mild than I prefer. It’s alright, bit watery, bit metallic.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
One2remeber (165) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Draft, Nitro, The Pig and Whistle. Tan copper, Amber hue. Intense caramel malt, moldy bread, think an off PHred. Metallic, nitro helps with a smooth body, but still tastes off, pool water. It is what it is, not a bitter fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Amber color, small head. Little bit of fruit and spice. Good amount of malt helps here. Preferred Fuller’s as it felt more balanced while being more flavored.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, toffee, grassy, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jankes (87) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Ładna bursztynowo-pomarańczowa barwa, gęsta i wysoka piana bez lacingu. W aromacie przyjemna kompozycja słodowo-owocowo-chmielowa. W smaku też występują te 3 składniki, przeszkadza jednak nieco metaliczno-kwaćna nuta. Goryczka średnia ale wyraźna, bardzo dobrze dopełnia piwo. Odczucie w ustach średnie. Piwo bardzo solidne, choć bez fajerwerków.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Umoyk (50) - , - MAY 13, 2015
Fruity, caramel and a little roasty. There’s a slight, but very off-puting, butyric-like (vomit) aroma. Thankfully I don’t perceive it once it’s in my mouth. Feels a bit thin. Earthy hops give it a dry end. Not very good but drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours copper amber. White head. Smells of iron, orange rind. Fresh, bitter, short-lingering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (310) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2015
500ml Flasche. Klar und bernsteinfarben. Kleine Schaumkrone. Süsser, voller Antrunk. Gefolgt von einem trockenen, leicht bitteren Abgang.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from Co-operative. Pours clear red-copper. Nose is red fruits, caramel malts, sweet toffee, wood. Taste is bitterish malts, caramel, nuts. Not very pleasant flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (219) - - APR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Had a couple of bottles and was very impressed. Will try again when I can get a chance to really sample as I was in company first tastings. Caramel flavours. Good strength and nice aroma.


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