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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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.

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Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Dark coppery colored with big beige head. Watery start, nice bitterness lasts long. Thin to medium body. Decent bitter, body too thin.

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Clear Bottles….. WHY, What is the F-ing Logic behind this?
Pours a nice sparkling bronze body and a frail eggshell head. The aroma is skunky English hops out the wazoo with a nutty, crusty toasted bread & caramel malt skeleton. Tart and tannic finish that leaves the palate bone dry! Not a bad brew but I prefer the Tanner Jack over the O.S.P!

Stew41 (2117) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 10, 2004
Dark amber with thin head; ok retention. Excellent clarity. Good nose with strong malty, yeasty lift and almost nutty traits. Flavour pakced palate. Plenty of sweet maly thickens the mouthfeel with an almost milky structure. slightly sweet overall but plenty of character.

LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2004
Bottled. Amber colour without too much head. Flowery aroma. Pleasant and very British maltiness (biscuits). Moderately bitter finish.

thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2004
Good malty aroma and a caramel/toffee type malty flavor. Medium brown in glass with a thin off-white head that lasts to the bottom. A little sweet with a mild, balanced hop bitterness.

Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Caramel malt aroma, with a fake sweetness and fruity hops. Dark amber clear with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts with medium carbonic acidity. Ginger and caramel flavor in the malt and fruity dull hops. Light bitter finish and dry, medium bitter after.

kwik-lime (2116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2005 Fairly well balanced. Hints of nuttiness and butterscotch, some bitterness. Very easy drinking for a 5%+ beer.

turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2004
Very bitter aroma, but a pleasure to behold. Medium-sized light beige head. Good aroma, very nutty with good bitterness and a hoppy afternote. Not my favourite type of beer, but it is a good bitter.

GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2004
tap. deep amber, white head. smooth butterscotch and brandy flavors... a palate that’s milky in texture... not complex, but pretty nice, smotth and easy to drink.

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
this beer is a study in butterscotch: Butterscotch nose; Butterscotch flavor; no complexity, no reason finish. drain pour

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