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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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, red-orange amber with an immortal nitro topper. Cemented lacing. Looks great.

Crisp Euro hop aroma with an oyster cracker maltiness pulling through. Hay or grass, slightly floral.

Mellow sweetness with grassy hops, on the aged side. Little bit of quince and red apple flesh. Biscuity, a little nutty, some saltiness,and well-balanced.

Creamy, tight carb on the low side. Love this one on nitro.

Classic. Highly-recommended.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-08-2012 01:57:16 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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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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BKemb92

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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RandOOm

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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jbierling

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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GOBLIN

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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JaimeLondon

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.