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Old Speckled Hen

From the Brewer

"A distinctive rich malty taste bursting with toffee character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth"

This great British ale was first brewed in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

And what a celebration! Auburn and copper on the eye; malty, toffee notes on the nose; and then a further lovely helping of malt in the taste, with distinctive hints of caramel balanced by a touch of fruit. As English as English can be. 

The secret to its success? Crystal and pale malts first and foremost, plus our Master Brewer’s blend of Challenger, Pilgrim, First Gold and Goldings hops. Especially fine with full-flavoured meats, roasts, sausages and pies.

Tasting Notes

A high proportion of Crystal malt in Old Speckled Hen provides the key toffee/caramel flavour. The yeast used to ferment the beer provides the other key character - estery or banana/pear drop. This estery note provides the fruity and refreshing balance. The hops used add a palate cleansing herbal note and very slight orange citrus. A very malty, full bodied and warming ale.
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    ABV

    Bottle: 5% | Cask: 4.5%

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    Malt

    Pale, Crystal

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    Hops

    Admiral, Pilgrim, First Gold, Goldings

Bitterness

Sweetness

Food Pairing

Perfectly complements tasteful, quality British foods, premium pies, gravies, sausages and weekend BBQ’s. Works perfectly with Sticky Toffee Pudding too!

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Old Speckled Hen

500ml bottles alc. 5% vol

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Old Speckled Hen Pint Glass

£4.95 | Sorry, beer not included!

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