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

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Bottled, Pasteurised.
A smooth-tasting ale enhanced to offer an elegant happy floral nose, a nutty malty palate and a lingering malty sweetness.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Awesome!A great ale certainly a perfect way to start a new beer website.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
I’m rather amazed that many raters mention hops in connection with this one. My sample was butterscotch and caramel malt with no real defining characteristics. Terribly disappointing, given the great work this brewery did with Old Speckled Hen. Far too expensive, as well.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Unfortunatly this bottle was skunked. But it had a deep amber color and very little head. Flavor was mildly hoppy. Not as watery as some english ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2002
metallic from the clear bottle but nicely hopped, overall a solid english ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
The clear bottle is a nice marketing ploy. A flavorful, well-hopped ale that’s milder than the label would indicate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Rerate Now that I think I know a little more about beer, I have decided to try this one again. Scotch like pour with a decent white head, spearmint like aroma with enticing bittersweet flavor. Fuggles hop bitterness is noticeable and enjoyed. Some butterscotch notes in the backend. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Probably like it more now than before - just not as generous with my ratings. Original 4.2 Not as fruity as many English Ales - which is why I liked this. Great malty aftertaste and thick creamy head. Worth getting again at the local pub.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pilsnerrogge (2451) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2002
Some bitterness but too thin and watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2002
Orange-brown color. lightly spicy malt/hop bite at first, then nutty, butterscotchy malt on the roof of my mouth. smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Exact same colour as Speckeled Hen. Sweeter and less bitter than most Pales. I reminded me of Bass. I took off a half point because my wife liked this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2002
Dark orange in colour. Light bodied, nutty, slightly sweetish, low bitterness. A nice easy drinking ale.


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