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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1865   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45021) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle. Orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel with notes of fruits and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (41318) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
50 cL can. Pours light brown/amber with a lacing off-white head. Caramel malty aroma with a minor roasted note. Medium bodied. Malty flavour, well balanced with the bitterness. Caramel, slight sweet and with slight special hops twist. Nice, but not my favourite style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2002
An amber beer with a small head, it has a slightly fruity aroma. The flavor is a little flat with a very soft bitterness and sweetness from a good malt blend. Its an OK beer, but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel with notes of fruits and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Ruby red colour with small white head. Hoppy nose. Fruitish hoppy sting at first, afterward the flavour turns sweeter. Caramellish hoppy aftertaste (bittersweet one). Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Neatly amber couloured with a white head. Malty body with notes of nuts and caramel. Highly drinkable. 101200

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
9th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Slighty fruity start. Mellows in to a noticeably creamy middle. Finishes with a lingering pronounced bitteness. Lacks cohesion.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22014) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, off white head. Aroma of flowers and toffee. Taste is sweetish toffee, very light body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19614) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Keg, hand pumped
Light amber color, creamy head. Light malt aroma. Smooth, light malt and more caramel, with a quite nice hop balance at the end and a pleasant finish. Quite good...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19178) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2009
The smell was a bit skunky at first but then it settled down. Color is rich amber with a mildly beige head. Taste is bitter and sharp but quite exquisite. This is certainly a "fine" ale. I could definitely drink a bunch of these at once.


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