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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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1,793 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,793
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 127 | 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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3.44/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I thought I'd had this beer before. But it sure didn't seem all that familiar once I opened it!

L (4.5): Beautiful color. Deep copper/red color to it. Almost photograph worthy, really
S (4): Had this intriguing fruity/brandy/port wine smell to it. I almost thought it was barrel aged or something.
T (4.25): Again, this fruity/brandy/port wine taste to it. Not a lot, and not distracting. But really tasty. I might be crazy, but I just couldn't shake it. (Not that this is a bad thing either!) Not hoppy at all, but I don't know if it really should be.
F (3): Nothing to write home about here. Not much of a mouthfeel. Smooth, but unexciting. No head really. Some of this is nature of the style, but I expected a little more here.

Overall (4): Solid beer. I am going to purchase another one next time I'm at the beer store.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +19.8%

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5/5  rDev +45.3%

Drink this everyweek. Best home beer in a bottle you could want. Not a big fan of chilled beer but a cool 'specklage' hits the spot. Love this beer. If you have not tried it please do.

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3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Greene King Old Speckled Hen

Look 9/10
Smell 12/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 80/100

Nice English Ale, smooth and easy to drink... Doesn't have an overwhelming taste either way. Makes a great session ale with nice malt presence~

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My expectations were pretty low on this, maybe it was the label not particularly fancy, maybe the price, maybe the lack of designation on the label, generally marked "beer".

I tell you what, wrong I was. That's a really smooth and wide pale ale, with strong taste and smell of grassy hops and a fantastic, bitter, aftertaste. Low carbonation like from a cask, it's a real pleasure to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Good from a bottle, surprisingly pours out like a draft out of a can, smoooooth premium beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Moreland Old Speckled Hen
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12/19/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum. Great looking pint arrives. Inviting color & thick creamy looking head. First sip hit me as acidic& turned metallic. Mediocre body.

Once is enough on this one.

Just saw that this is the same brewery that makes Innis & Gunn Oak Aged. Both are bottled in clear bottles. I was warned long ago about beer that is not protected from the light. Never had a reason to come down on one side or the other on this point. What I do know is this brew needs a little sumpin' sumpin'. Gnome sayin'?

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,793 ratings.