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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1866   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
This classic english pale ale is a good example of a well sessionable ale. Slightly on the sweet side this beer has a great up-front aroma and is very satisfying in the mouth. An easy beer to drink for all occasions. Pairs well with almost any hearty food and can be enjoyed just as well on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghostbeer (145) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
This is pricey and is not worth the cost. It was very caramely and reminded me of a Scottish ale for some reason but not nearly as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (71) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Light reddish brown. Small head, no lacing. Aroma: hoppy, lemons, toffee. As it gets warmer theres also a slight hint of butter which surprisingly doesnt bother me at all. Taste is also lemons, toffee, malty, nutty, fruity, caramell and biscuits. Very balanced. Good carbonation and a bitter finish. Well I just like these british ales and from personal experience I can attest this is very sessionable...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2296) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2016
crystal clear amber coloue, moderate sized creamy beige-ish off-white head; aroma of fruits, cream fudge, floral notes and some walnut; taste is the same with less intensiveness and perfectness - anyway, its a good bitter

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ivaein (1) - - NOV 5, 2016 does not count
Meget god Deilig smak og godt. Lite maltprek og lett drikkelig. Kommer godt ut

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Antzrhere (102) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Pours dark orange. Taste is caramel, toffee malty with some oak-like vanilla. A decent example of a mass produced ESB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (615) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 30, 2016
0.355 l bottle. I only took numerical notes while having this one, therefore: -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (854) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 30, 2016
Sweet malty cherry wood aroma. Really nice ESB. Malty with just a bit of dry bitterness for balance. Nutty and sweet like almonds or marzipan. Simple and tasty and good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22073) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
06-08-2016-0,5L Dose. Bernstein-rtlich, cremefarbener Schaum.Aroma: Hopfig, Karamell. Geschmack.Karamell, Alkohol.Rstmalz - im Ausklang etwas hopfenbitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (250) - - OCT 14, 2016
Poured from the nitro can into a large wine glass. Looks perfect in the glass with a burnt orange color and a delectable bed of soft nitrogen bubbles in the head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty. A little apple and tart berry. The taste is a funky/sweet fruit character with some caramel malt at the base.

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