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Excellent

ProExcellent taste, and one f the best bitters around

ConsNone

The name and the history Despite the name, the beer Old Speckled Hen has nothing to do with poultry. It is a beer which originally came from the Morland Brewery, Abingdon, first launched in 1979 to commemorate the fiftieth Anniversary of the MG Sports Car. As for the name, it derives from the...

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Super

ProRefreshing, Unique Taste

ConsNot Widely Available On Draught

Old Speckled Hen is one of several Real Ales that has recently appeared in one of my local Pubs. I decided to give it a try over the weekend since after a recent visit to a local Beer Festival I have managed to get quite a taste for some of the Real Ales. THE BACKGROUND Old Speckled Hen is brewed...

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Super

“A good Cask Ale”

published 15/06/2011

ProPleasant taste not too expensive quite wide avalia...

ConsNone really

Old Speckled Hen, is a beer originally made by the Brewer Moorland based in Abingdon, however as is so often the case in 2000 they got bought out by Greene King, who closed the brewery and transferred production over to Bury St. Edmunds in Sussex (the main Greene King Brewery), unfortunately this...

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Super

ProA pleasant flavour that should be savored

ConsStrong beer that will cause hangovers if abused

When someone says to you ‘I’ve got a case of Old Speckled Hen’ they are not talking about a strange sexually transmitted disease, they actually mean that they have a case of a particularly interesting beer. I’m not going to get into arguments about northern and southern...

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Excellent

“Drink a liquid chicken”

published 09/11/2001

Prosmooth, sweet notes and mellow taste should appeal...

Conscanned version very disappointing, a littleexpensi...

Old Speckled Hen. It's a beer. Honest! And a damn good beer at that! Brewed by Morlands brewery, an unfortunately Southern beer, but you can't have everything, and named not after a chicken with measles, but an old vintage sports car, this is the king of real ales ... undoubtedly. Not only is it...

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Excellent

ProA tasty and fruity beer

ConsDon't drink too many !!!

Old speckled hen is a fruity and tasty beer which is available in cans, bottles and on tap. Although it is not seen in a pub very often as it does not keep for very long in the barrel. It has in fact been a long time since I have seen Old Speckled Hen in a pub, I normally get there just as they...

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Super

ProTasty, a good session beer

ConsNot widely available on draught

Old Speckled Hen was first brewed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the local MG car factory. WHY? I hear you ask. Well, sit back, relax, and I'll tell you. The name is actually derived from the term "owld speckled 'un", used to describe an old MG car which was used...

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Excellent

ProA classic tasty beer. Available in bottles, cans a...

ConsNot good if not kept well.

It had been quite a while since I'd had any Old Speckled Hen, but I was in The Rutland Arms in Chesterfield the other week, and I spotted they had some on. I remembered a good few years ago when I used to drink it alot ~ especially when we used to go out for Sunday lunch at The Highwayman pub not...

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Excellent

“Malty and Very Fruity”

published 13/01/2002

ProNice Flavour. Distinctive. Full Bodied

ConsA tad expensive

Have you happened to see those taxis zooming around Central London with the distinctive Morland Old Speckled Hen logo emblazened on their side? At the moment some 15 taxis are carrying this logo and doing their bit in promoting this fine English beer named after the MG sports car.Hopefully more...

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Excellent

“A most gratifying ale”

published 25/01/2002

ProFull of flavour

ConsNone

Old Speckled Hen, what a great name, must now be one of the country's best known guest beers. It used to be a special secret known only to CAMRA members or those people lucky enough to live near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Well this excellent ale has now come of age and benefits from a marketing...

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Excellent

“A speckled chicken?”

published 09/06/2009

ProGood taste

ConsPricey

Speckled Hen Ale. This is a beer I first tasted in a pub in Norfolk. Years later I saw it on sale in my local off Licence. I tried it and loved it. It is a very easy going beer but has a bit of a kick. It is on sale in 500ml bottles or 500ml cans. I have tried both and the bottles are more...

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Product Information : Morland Old Speckled Hen Ale

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Ale

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Type: Ale

Manufacturer: Morland Brewery

EAN: 5023887000029; 5023887000975; 5023887001019; 5023887000951

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