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


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RATINGS: 1794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.

beernovice39's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (83) - - AUG 22, 2015
Beautiful nitro draft pour with a creamy compact head with excellent retention. It has a nice clear amber color. The aroma is subtle malt and sourness. Smoothly flavor with a slight bite finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (784) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Beautiful maroon and golden color with compact foam. Very little aroma, actually sensed only slightly malt. Tastes contrast quite like a good British ale: slightly sweet, pretty bitter and light flower. An ale that I really wanted to taste from cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
labeerinthum (76) - ITALY - AUG 15, 2015
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è normale ma di persistenza olfattiva sufficiente, con gusto al naso di malto e di orzo. Il cappello di schiuma compatta e persistente a bollicine fini e a bassa carbonazione si mantiene con merletti sul vetro. Il perlage è medio ma insistito e vivace. Il colore è ambrato rossiccio. L’amaro è mediamente percettibile. Il corpo è rotondo e la struttura è di spessore. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa buona. Il gusto piega sull’etilico. Il finale è complesso con retrogusto intenso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seehaferb23 (98) - - AUG 13, 2015
We had very mixed ratings out of the 4 attendees today. We had to do a lot of averaging. For some this might be an acquired taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (597) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
02.03.14: Bottle 0.5 l.
Miedziane piwo z puszystą, jasnobeżową pianą. W smaku pełne, chlebowe z przyjemną, lekką, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marek13 (193) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
----- I’ve tried it before joining to the RateBeer. ----- Date of tasting: 16.02.15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (633) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
veel caramel, iets notig, erg onverwacht allebei, beetje neppig misschien? erg licht, fris en drinkbaar, ook wat zoetigs...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Can. Clear amber pour with a big dense beige head. Aroma is malty toffee and biscuit. Flavour is light, sweet and malty, a little toffee, not a lot going on. Thin and not much carbonation. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baaj (17) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Malty and fruity aroma Orange and clear with minimal head Sweet and bitter at the same time Flat carbonation with a deligtful bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (852) - - JUL 17, 2015
Big fan of old speckled hen. Honey amber colour. Malty and hoppy and no nasty aftertaste. Big fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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