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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,521 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1521
Reviews: 836
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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Smarty_Pints

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

10-25-2013 02:15:41 | More by Smarty_Pints
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Twisted Victoria on 4/5/14

A-Pours dark orange with a wonderful waterfall effect with a two fingers of creamy white foam sites on top while carbonation slowly releases to meet the head.

S-Aroma of caramel and malt.

T-Taste is malty, a little sweet, a little musky and a bit of hop on the back end.

M-Palate is creamy and smooth.

O-Overall a great beer was surprised how tasty especially for breakfast.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-20-2014 02:07:57 | More by reebtaerG
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-20-2014 01:48:32 | More by heytomcat
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United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

04-19-2014 00:01:50 | More by BKemb92
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2014 20:50:18 | More by rudabegga9
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Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

04-18-2014 08:59:09 | More by RandOOm
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-16-2014 06:12:47 | More by ssgunbond
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Two-6

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-15-2014 15:42:25 | More by Two-6
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 21:27:41 | More by jbierling
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KrisBeerndt

Australia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-11-2014 08:47:28 | More by KrisBeerndt
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samtrillo

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-11-2014 06:17:13 | More by samtrillo
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-10-2014 23:35:38 | More by hunterjames
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Butch_DeadLift

New York

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-09-2014 01:35:37 | More by Butch_DeadLift
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-09-2014 01:34:59 | More by JoeMans
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pfhanlon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-08-2014 22:24:01 | More by pfhanlon
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-08-2014 12:18:20 | More by GOBLIN
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-06-2014 15:09:37 | More by DaveMiller
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-05-2014 12:34:17 | More by rorjets
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-05-2014 04:19:26 | More by mc4z
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean coppery color, topped with just slightly off-white foamy head of average size.
The aroma is (surprisingly) mild - malts and some biscuity note also present.
The taste starts sweet, followed by some roasted feel, not too strong, finishing with a slight bitterness that lasts not too long.
A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 15:23:08 | More by MarkoNm
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-03-2014 14:10:08 | More by Knoxrb12
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

04-02-2014 14:39:17 | More by DuffDaddy
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have seen this on the shelves but have normally passed it up due to its price. But since it is on sale, I thought I would give it a try.

Pours a very attractive light amber liquid, clear, with a slight head.

Aroma is grain laden and bready.

Flavor is very well-balanced, everything I imagine an English beer will be. Nothing dominates but instead it is a nice marriage of grain, a slight toastyness, some caramel, some hops and some herbal notes.

Very smooth medium-to-full mouthfeel.

I like it. I'm not sure it is worth what I sometimes see it priced at, but it is very good. I will buy it again if it is on sale.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 18:56:03 | More by jmbranum
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Into a pint glass.

A: clear amber/red colored body with a one finger head that sustains for a good minute before slowly dieing to leave a clingy lacing, some carbonation is seen rising

S: English pale malts - malty sweet and could be construed as "soapy" to some

T: malty sweet all the way through; strong English malty aftertaste, quick dry finish

M: light to medium; somewhat sessionable, carbonation is mainly subdued and is good for the style and to me

O: though maybe nothing special to scream about, but hey for what its worth, I could see myself having it again with some fish n' chips.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 05:01:39 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

03-28-2014 15:32:55 | More by JaimeLondon
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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,521 ratings.