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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,691 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 82 | 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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Poured from can. Strong aroma of caramel. Clear amber color with white head. A light sweet taste. Medium body, creamy texture, with average carbonation, and a very mild bitter finish. Overall a very smooth brew that goes down easy.

Nightwing, Aug 31, 2014
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BEST BEFORE: 5/31/2015
SERVICE: Can

A:
Pours a crystal clear amber with a big whipped cream dollop of light tan head that takes its sweet time settling to a lumpy finger's cap that is solid as a rock. Great retention; lots of even lacing. (4)

S:
Cereals and fruit. Powdery spiciness with citrus rind, touch of overripe dark fruits, warm dark bread, caramel really comes out as it warms. (3.75)

T:
Bready sweetness. Earthy dryness, hard water, orange pith, bread, fairly neutral malt flavors. (3.75)

M:
Thin-medium bodied with okay carbonation, a thick, creamy head, smooth finish; super drinkable. (3.75)

O:
Tasty English Ale.
I am by no means well-versed in English styles, but this tastes to me like it at the very least touches every point that makes English beer and pub culture identifiable.
It pours really nice with a lovely cream head that sticks around and leaves beautiful concentric lace designs. Smell and taste are both very pleasing, but are quite subtle (at least to me). It is definitely more robust than a big macro, but it is also pretty inoffensive and accessible. Very easy drinking. It definitely should be served pretty 'warm' (by average person standards) to bring more of everything out.
Not the second coming of Christ, but a solidly made, highly drinkable beer with its own personality.
Would have again; worth trying. (3.75)

TheDoctor, Aug 29, 2014
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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,691 ratings.