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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1908   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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Marko (5643) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2017
Lovely clear amber body, lively carbonation, lasting small off white head. Creamy fruity and malty aroma, perfumey, vague strawberry, bit grainy. Not bad really. Mild taste, green fruit, vague strawberry, lean maltiness, ends dry, vaguely vaguely herbal. Trace tartness. Smooth, light, vaguely sweetish. Hm, strange. Herbal aftertaste, bit messy. Dunno. Okay overall. Nothing more, nothing less.

bozz (9) - Zadar, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2017 0.5 l bottle bought at local supermarket. Aroma- malt and toffee. Appearance - clear amber, light brown head that doesn’t last, no lacing at all. Taste - soft carbonation, roasty with enough bitterness.

gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color. Huge rocky beige head. Malty nose is reminiscent of toffee. Crisp dry malt flavor has a hint of yeastiness that leads to a tart sour character.

f4f4f444 (3) - t4, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
Pleasant well-rounded taste, moderate carbonation, evocative red appearance.

isaacplatypus (11) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
Deep smell, lovely red appearance. Good deep, complex taste. Great ale, overall.

coil (39) - - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Toffee, caramel, malt, oranges, medium body with carbonation.

Bebum (964) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Amazing nitro head, clear amber with orange hues. Medium body, mildly flavored, almost watery mouthfeel, low heat, long palate. Bitter, as expected, dry, lacking acidity. Malty, caramel, hops more for bitterness. Drinkable but not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Tony_Grayne (360) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 17, 2017
Draught. 500 ml. Clear bronze colour pour. 1 finger off-white head. Soft carbonation. Aroma: wet malts, vague toasty, raisin, caramel. Flavor is toast, figs, raisin, subtle hops on the back end. Watery texture. Cheap.

varanid99 (1180) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2017
Amber pour with a medium off-white head which fades quickly. Sweet caramel aroma, a bit of butterscotch. Bready, caramel, with a nice amount of bitterness underneath.

herrklemann (217) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
Tap at Harats Pub Zagreb. Clear red, with an off-white rim. Berries, tobacco, malty caramel, grass, hay, cardboard. Medium sweet, with a soft, bitter finish. Light body with very soft carbonation.
Easily drinkable, but a bit flat.

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