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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1872   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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Demens (489) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 3, 2017
0,355l bottle. Clear deep copper colour with medium lasting small white head. Aroma: Caramel, dough with barn notes. Taste: Sweet quite malty start with a tarty tone and a soft bitter mouthfeel. Light/medium body with soft carbonation. Medium lasting tarty/bitter finish. Typical malty English bitter, not bad.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 31, 2017
part of the gold standard of british real ale, as far as the mass-produced varieties go. biscuity malt flavors are the order of the day, with a satisfying yet not at all overpowering or overblown lingering hop finish.

darioklc (831) - Karlovac, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2017
Još jedan Lidlov bitter. Pitko je, i to je uglavnom to. Probao jesami zapamtio da ga više ne treba probavati.

AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
Pours an average size frothy off-white head. Has a clean, light amber appearance. Dirty lacing. Aromas of roasted barley malts, caramel and light resin hops. Very light flavours of caramel malts, hints of toffee and mild spices. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Faint carbonation. Not bad.

Bijl (814) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2017
Kopergeel, net geen witte schuimkraag, iets wazig en weinig koolzuur. Aroma: Iets metalig, moutig, Karamel, toffee, iets fruitige gist, en iets aarde/mossige en spicy UK hops. Smaak: Zacht, licht kruidig, licht karamel/toffee, brood/biscuit UK mouten en wat aarde achtige hops. Ook in de smaak een lichte fruitigheid en een scherpe droge bitter..... goed gehopt met UK noble hops. Net een stevige wandeling gedaan en nu deze... helemaal niet gek! Medium body, zacht koolzuur, prikkelig en wat netelig mondgevoel. Bitter en wat droog in de afdronk.

OminouSC2 (902) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Amber color, small beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel and slight hops. Bittersweet taste with caramel, nuts and slight hops. Medium bitter finish.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2017

2015 BJCP Category: 11C Strong Bitter

AROMA: Fairly sweet malty nose with caramel/toffee notes. Typical British yeast esters create for light fruity character. Low earthy/floral hops. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Deep copper hue, slightly magenta. (17-25 SRM). Mostly clear body. Large white froth due to the nitro widget. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly mild palette overall; notes of toffee/caramel are present, but subdued. Slight marmalade toasty flavor as it finishes. Minor earthy hop flavor and bitterness. Minor fruity yeast esters. Palette is pretty well balanced. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; low carbonation though extremely smooth due to nitrogen widget. Malty aftertaste. Good afternoon beer at only 5%. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: British pub-style beer for sure, mostly to-spec; though far from amazing. 7/10


spextor (3) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017 does not count
caramel, nuts, roasty, earthy, resin, citrus, orange, red, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish,

kybo92 (114) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2017
Kupljeno u lidlu, nista wauu, al ugodne arome i vrlo pitko...................

alexmate (288) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Pretty tasty, toffee, caramel and malt. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste of zingy hops. Some brandy flavours as well. Price Paid: 39p - out of date can.

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