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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: 1878   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle pours a clear red color with a thin off white top. Scent is sweet grains. Taste is the same with a hint of earthiness.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JtanK (409) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Old review before making ratebeer account. Incredibly average. Not much to say.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
realadam (137) - HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2017
It has a pleasant syrup aroma, but the texture is too light and watery for me. The color is nice amber-like. The aftertaste is bitter, but at first it is a light sweetness you can feel. Drinkable, but I cant really recommend it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2371) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 500ml can from Auchan market, Luxembourg City!
Pours clear amber colored with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and some spices. Taste has lots of caramel and some floral hops. Nothing special, but a solid ESB...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros IX (61) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
A standard English best bitter. Flavour, mouthfeel and you can taste the alochol. It made for a very pleasant pint.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayumiH (1182) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber colour. Thin body with notes of rye malts. A hint of spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hauxe (558) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2017
Pours clear amber from the bottle. The head is short, creamy, and soon fades to a thin layer that lingers. Aroma is caramel, but with hints of alcohol. The beers strength is the taste which is bittersweet with elements of toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, and a light fruity tang. Promising, but the effect remains underwhelming given the body which remains lighter than I would have liked. Finish turns grainy and metallic. Okayish. I liked it more on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
remALUS (294) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle : 500 ml, gift : from London
Skaidri ruda spalva...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mister_Li (1179) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2017
Klares kupferfarben mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht slich, etwas Karamell und Vanille, wrzig, leicht herb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomHendriksen (235) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Benzai, geprobeerd met Niels. Het is een amberkleurig bier met een medium schuimkraag. Het heeft een lekkere kruidige smaak.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
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