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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1909   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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Hanuta06's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light malt and citrus aroma. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Medium-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with creamy texture and flat carbonation. Overall: very good. Easy to drink, great palate.

ebone1988 (1858) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Thought it was for the book, but I am mistaken. Aroma is caramel, bitter earthy hops, toffee, nutty, nice. Appearance is amber, light brown head, clear. Taste is bitter earthy hops, caramel, fruity, some yeast, dry, toasty, delightful. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, bitter earthy hop and caramel aftertaste. Overall, I am told to have this at the source because it’s a different beer, but I find this version to be quite enjoyable. 7 4 8 4 15

Wezzielad (22) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Had this from a bottle. When I poured part of it there was not much of a head on it, it had a reasonable bit of carbonation. The Colour is light/orangey brown. The smell is caramel, may be a bit of brown sugar. Quite a sweet initial taste to it, a bit of a tangy taste sits on the tongue after the gulp of beer, the malts really come through in the after taste. Pretty solid beer to be fair, from what I remember it is nice from the can as well (and on cask).

kalunapz (138) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2017
Boca 0,5L - kupljeno u Lidlu, piše da je premium ali nemam takav dojam, mislim da se nećemo više susretati

Thomas_W1 (804) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2017
Dose 0,5l: Dunkler Bernstein, klar, kräftiger stabiler mittelporiger Schaum; süße malzige Nase, Karamell, angenehm fruchtig, süße Bitterkeit, dunkle Früchte, leichte Hopfenaromen; im Körper fruchtige Süße, angenehme Bitterkeit, Malz, Karamell, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, Hopfennoten; angenehmer fruchtig-bitterer Nachgang

einherjar (335) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2017
Amber to copper color, small head. Aroma malt and hops. Taste light sweet, caramel, light body, moderate bitter finish.

DrNosha (2287) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2017
500ml Flasche mit 5,2%, wie beim Fassbier. Klare Bernsteinfarbe, dünner englischer Schaum. Röstige Brot und Malzbiten. Bitterer Antrunk. Recht cremig. Dann verbrannter Karamel.

17Beer (343) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Nice hoppy biter aroma. Pours a browwn orange with an off-white head. Some good lacing. Good leather and oak flavors. Well balanced. Mild carbonation. A very nice bitter.

hohops (983) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Appearance is amber and clear, a small beige head which dissipates. Aroma- malty brown bread, caramel, toasty bread, nutty malt. Taste- caramel malt, hop hints, nuts, dark fruits, raisin, bitter hoppy finish.

SimonBlok (556) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2017
50cl bottle at home. Appearance: crystal clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma: caramel, grains, toffee, sweet malts and ’hopjes’. Taste: medium sweetness and fairly high bitterness. Notes of caramel, grains, bread, bitter hops. Finish is bitter with some warm caramel. Palate: light bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good, but I expected a little more warmth and fullness.

Rubin77 (2046) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2017
F: medium size, off-white, not long lasting. C: amber, clear. A: malt, caramel, hint of rum, toffee, fruity. T: caramel malt, toffee, not sweet, dry fruity, medium body, low to medium carbonation, not bad, 0,5l bottle from Tesco Express @ Melcombe Street in London.

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