1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Not Rated.
Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

1,611 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,611
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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)
View: Beers (53) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,611 | Reviews: 840 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by EvilKeith:
Photo of EvilKeith
EvilKeith

Alabama

3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Old Speckled Hen arrived in a Morland imperial pint glass and was copper in color. The body varied in clarity with the bottom being crystal clear and just below the head being cloudy. The head was beige in color and had a sudsy meringue-like consistency. The lacing was thick and faintly crusty looking.
The smell was caramel malt sweetness, faintly roasted, green grassy English hops and yeast mustiness. The taste was sweet malts, a light fruity sweetness, moderately bitter with a dry finish and an unpleasant lingering tart acidic aftertaste.
The cask conditioning gave this a light toned-down carbonation that sat on a light body. The mouthfeel had a thin creaminess, but was still somewhat sharp.

I consider myself to be a fan of English Pale Ales. To date this may be my least favorite. I found the acidic tart aftertaste be vinegar-like and wholly unpleasant.

Serving type: cask

10-24-2006 14:16:45 | More by EvilKeith
More User Reviews:
Photo of wickerman1
wickerman1

Ireland

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-26-2014 10:52:30 | More by wickerman1
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-25-2014 21:10:29 | More by xhuang61
Photo of sebastian577
sebastian577

Sweden

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-25-2014 15:22:22 | More by sebastian577
Photo of Tolosa
Tolosa

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

07-24-2014 16:41:13 | More by Tolosa
Photo of Stack
Stack


4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-24-2014 00:53:38 | More by Stack
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-23-2014 02:25:19 | More by KAF
Photo of kennyr5
kennyr5

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-22-2014 19:52:49 | More by kennyr5
Photo of sn4r3m1k3
sn4r3m1k3


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-22-2014 02:58:11 | More by sn4r3m1k3
Photo of mrjez
mrjez

Japan

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-21-2014 12:19:32 | More by mrjez
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-20-2014 21:40:22 | More by Howlader
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-19-2014 05:34:39 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of wattoclone
wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-18-2014 17:01:10 | More by wattoclone
Photo of CptnCraptastic
CptnCraptastic


2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

07-16-2014 21:12:34 | More by CptnCraptastic
Photo of atlbravsrno1
atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-16-2014 21:12:10 | More by atlbravsrno1
Photo of DanielShuler
DanielShuler

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

07-16-2014 21:11:53 | More by DanielShuler
Photo of braican
braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-15-2014 13:29:31 | More by braican
Photo of tyleeis
tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

07-14-2014 05:01:14 | More by tyleeis
Photo of wdf210
wdf210

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-13-2014 20:47:49 | More by wdf210
Photo of bobv
bobv

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-13-2014 05:00:05 | More by bobv
Photo of Rod_J
Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-13-2014 01:37:11 | More by Rod_J
Photo of Zachariah1978
Zachariah1978

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2014 01:24:24 | More by Zachariah1978
Photo of scripna
scripna

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-11-2014 00:38:45 | More by scripna
Photo of pinged89
pinged89


2/5  rDev -41.9%

07-10-2014 22:50:28 | More by pinged89
Photo of drwatson32
drwatson32

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-10-2014 17:30:21 | More by drwatson32
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,611 ratings.