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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,519 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1519
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%


Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-23-2000)
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours a light amberish color that almost looks pink in a certain light. No real head to speak of.

Smells of lightly roasted barley and adjunct sweetness.

Tastes surprisingly bitter and lagery. Still hints of lightly roasted grains. The bitterness is just more than I was expecting; its not really that bitter. It's a dry hop bitterness.

Moderate body with tingly carbonation.

An interesting but not especially good ale. Worth trying for what I at least perceive as some level of novelty. Doesn't look or taste like any pale ale I've ever had before. Outside of that, probably won't bother to seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 22:40:31 | More by Cylinsier
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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,519 ratings.