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Old Speckled Hen - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen

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1,647 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 67 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

Had this on tap at the Wild Boar in Eagle Rock on 1/7/2012. I've somehow never had this beer before and went for it since it was on draft. I have to say I was underwhelmed.

A: Nice, copper colored body with moderate carbonation. Medium head which dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Not much smell. A few fruity and bready notes.

T: The best thing this beer has going for it is its biscuity, nutty flavor common to many English beers. I really liked those notes, but they dissipated too quickly for my taste.

M: Good, nice carbonation, very clean.

O: I'd say just above average. I didn't dislike it, but I thought it was underwhelming. Unique, biscuity flavor was enjoyable. While I can see why some people really like OSH, I probably wouldn't order it again.

01-09-2012 18:17:02 | More by unclepedro
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-08-2012 22:41:56 | More by shaolin
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

A- Crystal clear, light copper color with a one inch head that fades slowly and leaves minimal lacing.

S- Faint fruitiness, pale malt, light caramel, and a light earthy/floral UK hop aroma.

T- Similar to aroma. Fruitiness comes across as more apple/pear. A nine biscuit/toast malt flavor is the dominate flavor during the tasting. Dry toasted malts and earthy hop flavors finishes the beer off and keeps the toffee/caramel sweetness in check.

M- Medium feel with low carbonation. This beer finishes with a nice mineral dryness.

O- Standard English Pale Ale. It has all the classic aromas and flavors one would associate with a good EPA and is worth a try if you're in the mood for a flavorful, non citrus/pine, hop forward Pale Ale. Cheers.

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4.15/5  rDev +20.6%

Staple of mine over many many years, dunno how I have not reviewed yet. A Christmas drink each year.

Pours a one finger head over a copper body. Head is dense, fades quickly. Little lacing.

Aromas of English-ness - malts and toffee.

Taste is an exquisite balance of malts and restrained hops, true to EPA style. Some toffe, caramel, butterscotch, and bread. Bitterness creeps up as the bottle goes down, preventing over-malted sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light, reasonably carbonated.

It's not a massive beer, in your face or otherwise, but it is a great example of style, and as such , the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Simple beer, well done, top notch.

01-08-2012 07:05:10 | More by heygeebee
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Pours a nice autumnal amber/copper color. There is barely a head, and what there is dissipates almost instantly. Perhaps I should have tried a more aggressive pour, but I doubt that would have helped.

S: The very faint presence of old wet grape peels, and an even more reclusive dry cereal note. A barely there nose. If it was stronger it might be more be interesting.

T: Along with mild malt and hop bitterness, there is a sort of bitter grapefruit rind presence here that is really interesting. The taste is the best aspect of this brew, but it's nothing mind blowing.

M: Though insubstantial, not necessarily thin. It strives for a creaminess that it doesn't quite muster.

O: Probably a decent session beer, comparable in quality to most popular English imports a la Newcastle. This beer could be a lot more interesting, then again it could be worse. You shouldn't really expect a beer named "Old Speckled Hen" to be some sort of refined English craft brew, anyway. For what it is, it is alright.

01-07-2012 02:33:23 | More by liquoredgoat
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2.78/5  rDev -19.2%

Pours an amber color with a 1/2 in white head. Head is dense, due to the nitro-can, retention is great, as I drink it leaves concentric circles of lacing. Smell is sweet like caramel, I think I'm also getting some malt and dark fruit sort of scent. Taste starts with a overly clean sort of taste, maybe it's just a dry flavor. Then I get a touch of English malt and more of that dark fruit taste. Aftertaste is a touch bitter. Mouthfeel is thin. Not terribly impressed with this beer. Don't think i'll buy it again unless I am in England.

01-05-2012 07:26:28 | More by gkunkle
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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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