Old Speckled Hen | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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79
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2,076 Ratings
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80
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Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greenekingbeers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 10-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,076
Reviews:
925
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
306
For Trade:
0
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Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derdtheterd
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Out of a Nitro can: Bright Amber hue, pours and settled nicely with a thick, creamy 2 inch head and bright Amber hue. Very much like from pubs in UK. Classic UK bitter pale ale with more complexity, sweeter and darker amber hue. Superior to Bodingtons, the other nitro butter widely available in the US.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.44/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Speckled Hen | Greene King / Morland Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear reddish amber body.

I smell a pleasant honey bicuit malt accented with toffee and slightly fruity yeast. Hops are rather delicate&hardly there, but this IS an English(literally) pale ale, so what elese would one expect?

Tastes like a slighty drier, yet refreshing version of the aroma. I can defintely tell this was brewed with hard water, which is not to say this is a bad thing by any means. Gives it more authenticity, IMO. I think it adds to the balancing bitterness akin to the hops mentioned on the labeling.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give Old Speckled Hen | Greene King / Morland Brewery a 4.5. A sessionable UK-born pale ale that I could knock back all night at a pub, preferably the Jockey of "Shameless" lore.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darthmaul
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Botulizard
1.91/5  rDev -45%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of q33jeff
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
01/02/2012

On tap, Dubh Linn Square.
LOOK: Clear Amber
AROMA: light grass, hops, grains.
TASTE: Beer. Hops barley. Good balance.

Better than I remember. Easy drinking and smooth; not devoid of flavor.
**

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a definite light brown/caramel color, with a very light body head but good carbonation. Surprisingly descent lacing, disputed the lack of head. Smells kinda boozy when you first open the bottle but after u give it a little time, the spicy notes take over. Initial taste is slightly hoppy, sweet and creamy, then a slightly spicy but mild aftertaste. Overall I was totally impressed with this brew and will be looking for more

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ewelvaert
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Madasyn
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnacksGarces
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SLewis
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sennoma
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A fine pale ale, not in the least bit overhopped as seems to be the trend these days. Beautifully balanced and smooth... ish. There's an edge there, but I don't know how to describe it: it's not non-smooth, it's something else (that I like). To me this is a straightforward beer: malt, hops, balance, yum.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml can poured into a pint.

A very drinkable English Pale Ale. What I expect from the style, great aromas and a smooth finish. Could drink this all night long, somewhere in London. Cheers!

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Photo of DanGeo
2.52/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Platonis
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.47 out of 5 based on 2,076 ratings.
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