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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,605 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,605
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 57 | 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)
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OldFrothingSlosh

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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased strictly for the name (I just find a beer called "Old Speckled Hen" funny for some reason), I honestly didn't know what to expect.

I tried the nitro can version and poured according to the directions on the can. Upon pouring into the glass, an incredibly thick, merigue-like head appeared. Impossibly small bubbles formed an inch thick head that lasted the entire time, at the same time coating the entire glass. Also, there was a fair amount of sheeting action down the sides of the glass. Certainly not what I expected.

Aroma was a mixture of fruity dominance. Taste was thinner than I expected, and it was difficult to finish off the last few ounces as it got warmer. Flavor was well-balanced but nothing really impressive. Mouthfeel, due to the thick head, was good. Finished rather dry, which was surprising, given the 5.2% alcohol content.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-18-2003 10:05:09 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.