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

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RATINGS: 1880   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 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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Jonte's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, - JUL 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel, butter, toasted malt, honey, and light hops. Malty and fruity taste with notes of caramel, honey, nuts, minerals, butter and a little spiciness. A bit of light bitterness in the finish. The carbonation is a bit too strong. Drinkable, but I will probably not buy it again. Re-tested 090315.


3.4
Dbcwi88 (97) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2018
Caramel on nose. Roastiness And caramel malt taste slight bitter finish. Lovely

2.9
SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2018
Bottle. Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is toffee, fudge, earthy. Taste is fudge, earthy, sweet. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

3.2
MacBoost (1963) - Victor, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Drank two bottles of this on New Year's Eve. It was actually not too bad. Inoffensive and neutral with some caramel and biscuit notes. I'd drink this again for free. For sure.

2.7
drjoeng (1466) - SINGAPORE - DEC 28, 2017
5%ABV. Strong bitter. Poured out deep amber. 14ºSRM. Nose has burnt sugar and fresh water chestnuts, candied yams and sweet roasted root vegetables. Mouthfeel is beery and watery. Palate has a sweet herbal quality, also reminiscent of roasted tea and burnt rice tea with pine nuts. Hops are right at the end and noble and just there to provide some balance. Finish is beery.

2
fkoolen (1403) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Bottle at home. Interesting orange amber colour, clear, foamy offwhite head. Bitter malty, dry; blend. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

3
iantheimp (2) - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017 does not count
This is my safe beer, never disappoints, maybe a bit too gas, but dark and very fresh.

3.6
Teran (345) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 20, 2017
Copper clear, beige top. Caramel, earthy tobacco light biiter hops. Average carbonation. Very enjoyable English stuff.

2.8
Hopverdju (1645) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Amberkleurig bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: gesuikerde sandwich pistolet, cola, gistkarakter, boter, toffee. Smaak: sulfer/zwavel, licht bitter, wat geparfumeerd biscuit. Niet in balans. Medium koolzuurprikkel.

2.5
deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 It pours pale brown with white cream head that lasts throughout the beer . Caramel / toffee aroma . medium body with a cream mild bitter taste

3.5
klukas (374) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into mug. Appearance: Clear copper colour, with nice medium head. Aroma: Malt, metallic, hint of yeast, toffee. Palate: Medium body; gentle carbonation. Taste: Malt, yeast, bread, hops, caramel aftertaste. Overall impression: Gentle aroma, very tasty, well-balanced.


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