Old Speckled Hen | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Quaffer on 10-23-2000

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the nitro widget can, Old Speckled Hen has a roiling, thick, creamy head, and a clear, amber appearance. Lots of thick lacing is left down the glass. The aroma is sweet, musty, creamy, and one even gets a cafe-au-lait aspect here. Taste is of sweet caramel, cream, hop bitterness, and clean water. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, but an underlying wateriness does present itself. Old Speckled Hen finishes semi-dry, clean, and easy drinking. Overall, this beer is all upside and no downside. Get some!


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Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Clean dark amber color. Pours a nice filmy half finger head that stays around quite long. Thanks to the nitro-can, this looks and feels like it's just been poured from a tap. Lacing retention is very nice!

Smell - Apple Cider, Caramel, Bready Yeasts and with a slight malty scent. Pretty sweet smelling overall.

Taste - Caramel, Apple Cider and yeasts. Flavor is surprisingly bland however compared to the smell. It's like I'm drinking water almost. Aftertaste is rather bitter tasting and a bit unpleasant

Mouthfeel - It's light bodied and has no carbonation to speak off. It feels like I'm drinking water so it doesn't have a crisp feel to it.

Overall - Disappointing beer overall, despite all I had heard about how great this was. It's easy to drink but it's about as watery as beer can get without being actually being considered water.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 4/10/12

Dulled, medium brown and burnt orange. The nearly two finger head dissipates to a soapy layer after a few minutes. Hardly any lace.

Tangy fruit notes, namely tart apple, are at the front of the aroma but are soon surrounded with notes of bread, caramel and yeast. The flavor mimics mostly the bready and yeasty aspect found in the aroma, with just a mild fruity notion toward the finish. Not too sweet, rounded out by a soft, earthy bitterness. Medium-light body. Carbonation starts off a bit too pointed but calms down after a while. Earthy finish.

Overall Impression - Not too bad. I don't mind drinking it, but I'm in no hurry to buy another bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.47 out of 5 based on 2,094 ratings.
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