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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 factorys works car - the gold speckled MG Featherweight Fabric Saloon, affectionately known as the Ol Speckld 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
on tap at North End Pub. pours a nice copper brown with almost no head. had a slighty sweet malty aroma. Flavor was mild and well-balenced, but nothing too-complex. finish clean and dry. An easy beer to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Was not my favorite brew. Fairly smooth, tasted find on a hot day. Wouldnt buy it again, not to mention it was like 25 bucks for 12 of these ol chickens

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Thought this was an enjoyable bitter. Amber pour with modest light tan head. Malts, yeast evident in the mild nose, combining for a grainy aroma. The flavor was slightly sweet, ending with a nice bitterness. Smooth and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
Morlands Old Speckled Hen had a mild aroma and is an amber brown with a light tan head. The taste is has some bitterness and malty sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
I wasnt too pleased with this beer. Nice appearance, but taste is a bit disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
Appearance is very nice, a great lasting head and wonderfull colored body. The flavor is not my personal style, a dry taste.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
IndyF1 (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Looks like iced tea, a little head, sweet fruity aroma, but then bitter with a Dishwater aftertaste. Disappointed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2005
8 Sep 2005 (Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Melbourne) - Light malt and slight sweet hop aroma. Clear orange-brown, good nitrgoen manufactured head and sheet lacing. Light malt and hoppy flavour with some toffee flavour. Tangy lightly bittered hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2005
Cannette-Une bire difficile cerner. Brune et lipide. Odeur forte de houblon caramelis. Doux et amer dfinissent son got--Can-A tough one to describe. Strong hops odor. Seet and biiter define its taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2005
This is pretty enjoyable, but not great. Had a terrible aroma of sweet rotting sugar I guess. Flavor was a sweet bitterness, but not overly smooth or strong, drinkable.


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