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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 27
Gots: 136 | 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:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-23-2000

No notes at this time.
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Photo of otoolman221
2.03/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was an average brew at best.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a can which notably was not nitro.

Pretty much the pinnacle of an amber/copper color, typical of ESBs/English pale ales. One finger of head ,even after a vigorous pour, suggests low carbonation typical of imitation cask ale; head stuck around throughout the experience, however. On the nose I get mostly caramel malts, a touch of bready malts and yeast, some fruit esters, and perhaps a touch of English hops, just to tie everything together. On the palate i get a rich , yet balanced and not overly dense, caramel flavor, coupled with some slight fruity esters. Toffee and a touch of butterscotch are also there. Bitterness is well managed and makes the beer very quaffable. This could be easy to drink many of. I personally found it subtle, yet refreshing. It embodies many of the qualities that make a good bitter, yet in a more subtle, drinker friendly manner

Photo of Foley67
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abner
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wasn't expecting much and what I got was slightly more than that. Nice on the front end but the after taste was reminiscent of a run-of-the mill brew.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rtcjny
1.2/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Smelled like a dead skunk on the road and didn't taste much better

Photo of robebo44
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thomas0790
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of noproduction
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ascags
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavidSomers
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had one a few years back and enjoyed it, baught a case as it was on sale. Think I got a bad batch the taste was quite savoury almost like a V8, very unexpected

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hillend
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeff71189
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meganelizabeth86
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TylerSeitz52
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of torwart68
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of torwart94
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.