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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1632   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.

beernovice39's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle pours a clear red color with a thin off white top. Scent is sweet grains. Taste is the same with a hint of earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (632) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Pours a deep chestnut with a creamy white head. Aroma is malt with a hint of toffee. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (1958) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a clear golden brown with bubbly white head. Aroma and taste are typical for the style, mineral well water with English yeast and bready malts. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (96) - LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Nice english hops in smell, almos no foam, clear redish color, thin taste bit bitter, almost no aftertaste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adodo (40) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Brown/ amber. Strong aroma but not very pleasant, metallic/ rusty. Medium bitterness. Not very pleasant overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanelst (24) - AUSTRIA - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Nothing special this. Aroma is caramel, bread and fruit of some kind. Bitter ending. I´m not a big fan of this style of beer to be honest. Probably will do the job on a very warm day as a refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (446) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
DAA; Pours clear amber with a off-white, short lived head. Aroma is malt, caramel and sweet fruity. Taste is sweet and light bitter, moderate lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Motobashi (61) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
500 ml can. NIce clear reddish amber pour with minimal head. Sweet malty caramel and biscuit aroma. Sweet, slightly hoppy flavour. A touch of bitterness through the middle. Short, smooth finish. Refreshing Ale. This one is a keeper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (230) - SLOVENIA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a clean coppery color, topped with just slightly off-white foamy head of average size. The aroma is (surprisingly) mild - malts and some biscuity note also present. The taste starts sweet, followed by some roasted feel, not too strong, finishing with a slight bitterness that lasts not too long. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Aroma: light bread malts, some caramel and fruits, maybe some light grassy hops. Appearance: light clear amber, small beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: malty sweetness coming up, average-long finish. Overall: pleasant ESB, but nothing special. Bottle at Panapolis, London City Airport.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bosta (97) - SLOVENIA - MAR 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours clear copper with small creamy head and minimal lacing. Aromas of biscuit, malts and sweet fruits. Sweetish fruity flavours, and a medium dry, bitter hop finish. Minimal carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable session ale.

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