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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a full brown color with a good head at pour. Some spotted lacing present on the glass.

S: Bitter hop aroma.

T: Earthy, spicy hops present throughout. Mild roasted malt flavor shows on the back.

M: Somewhat fizzy, and yet somewhat flat.

O: Still a good staple ale.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gorgeous summertime ale. Enjoyed poured from bottle on a beach in perfect sunshine! bright golden amber colour, clear as the sky I drank it under with a single centimeter of cloudlike head resting and holding for some time. Scent perhaps obscured by the saltiness of the sea but caught pleasant wiffs of apricot and berrys. distict peachy taste with slight hop bittering just like so many of the ales I like the most. 5.2% but didn't realise until part way through the fourth bottle!! Aha!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third of the four bottle "Hen House" variety pack I have tried. Somehow Hen's Tooth did not get reviewed.

a. Poured straight from the clear 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English Tulip pint glass. Beautiful translucent medium amber with an inch head which hangs on to a thicker than usual surface film surrounded by good lacing.

s. Mildly fruity. No noticable skunking.

t: As anticipated, refreshing mildly peachy-apricoty flavor.

m: Smooth, with light hop bite.

o: Somewhat similar to the Old Golden Hen already reviewed in its refreshing fruitiness, but OSH is lighter and with more of a distinct peach-like tinge. It was great as a dinner ale, and continued to delight as it was finished afterwards. Perhaps ironic that the entree was...chicken. Surely a fine choice in warm weather.

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Old Speckled Hen from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.47 out of 5 based on 2,089 ratings.
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