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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,788 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 27
Gots: 125 | 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

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Clear amber colour, samll not lasting head, minimal lace. Smell of sulphurs, toffee. Light body, soft carbonation. Taste of toffee and malts.

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3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a clear embossed 355mL bottle with a traditional, iconic label.

Appearance: pours out a vibrant deep golden with constant carbonation across the profile. A one-finger off-white head drops to a creamy thick cap. Plenty of lacing down the glass.

Aroma: the aroma is dominated by caramel and treacle, with some bread malts behind. Fairly one-dimensional, but not suffering from it.

Taste: the flavour in the mouth is lighter than on the nose. The caramel and treacle are definitely there, but are joined by heavy fruits in the background. Really rather nice.

Aftertaste: quite sweet on the finish, with much more of a malt-driven profile rather than hops. Nice.

Mouth feel: a medium feel with moderate carbonation. Well enough to carry the flavour quite well. A touch cloying on the finish.

Overall: quite a nice traditional English Pale Ale - driven by sweet malts, and definitely something one doesn't put away too quickly. I found it a bit cloying if I tried to down it - better to just read the paper, chat to the barman and enjoy it over a decent session. By the time it gets to us in Aus it is usually expensive at AU$83 a case, but I'll take a 6-pack every now and then.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

The Old Speckled Hen is a caramel colored ale with a thin head and very light lacing and low to medium carbonation. I found this beer to be very hoppy and bitter with a mediciny aftertaste.

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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.