saintbase2 (833) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017 chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, - SEP 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This can be a cracking strong bitter when on top form and in the Greene King brewery tap it was. Unfortunately it is very prone to appear in the free trade in pubs that only seem to have handpumps because they feel obliged to, when it is often, not surprisingly, virtually undrinkable.This is a glowing red/brown beer with a quite hoppy aroma, sweet fruit, but balancing bitterness on the palate and a clean finish. Full bodied, but not heavy. Easy to drink, despite the relatively high alcohol level for a bitter (and I do consider it to be, in the final analysis, a bitter). Excellent.
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world! saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world! davidf93 (152) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 4, 2017
mellow malty notes, see through amber orange colour, some lacing. Metallic bitter taste. jrh2254 (142) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
500ml can from a supermarket. It's a lightly hopped malty ale which is very pleasant. However it used to be 5.2% not 5% !
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Poured from a cask in an English pub in Rickmansworth. The highest ABV they have, it’s the best beer I’ve had in this country yet. Thin head but long-lasting sudsy lacing. Clear golden amber, refreshing spiced aroma. Served just above room temp. Standard lager.
Bebum (1039) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2016
Light amber, clear, tall, persistent and fine mousse.
Light body, weak flavor, low heat, flat mouthfeel, dilute finish.
Mildly bitter, very dry and low acidity.
Hoppy in bitterness but not much flavor, dryness probably prevents full appreciation of flavor.
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Cask: Regular until retired in 2006.
Ingredients: Pipkin pale malt; Crystal Malt; brewers sugar; Bittering hops: Challenger; Aroma hops: Goldings and Challenger; Morland yeast.
First brewed in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brewery’s MG car - the mud splattered Ol’ Speckled ’Un. Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over. Brewing discontinued in Aug 2006. Replaced by 4.5% Old Speckled Hen. Shot (551) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin creamy head. Aroma of caramel malt and slight fruit. Flavors are sweet malt, muted stone fruit and earthy hops. Creamy mouthfeel but slightly peppery. Nice traditional English ale, but nothing extraordinary. anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Kind of a bland tasting beer. Nothing too interesting about it.
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Beautiful creamy pour, nice velvety head. Silky smooth body. Malt backbone throughout aroma and smell. Typical bitter finish, enhanced NY the cask pour.