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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,591 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,591
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.