Old Speckled Hen Strong Fine Ale 500ml


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"Old Speckled Hen"

...owes its name not to a bird, but to a car, a paint-spattered Featherweight Fabric Saloon. Back in the day, this was the MG factory run-around, fondly referred to as the 'Owld Speckl'd Un' due to its mottled appearance after several years parked under the paint shop. The beer itself was first brewed in 1979 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic factory.

Our Master Brewer uses crystal and pale malts with Challenger, Pilgrim, First Gold and Goldings hops to deliver a beautifully malty ale with subtle notes of toffee and fruit. Especially fine with English roasts, sausages and pies.

Aroma: Malty, toffee lightly roasted
Taste: Abundance of malts and distinctive toffee character
Smooth & refreshing, Bursting with flavour, Twin malt four hop brew, Creating beers of distinction
Country of Origin

Allergy Information
Contains Malted Barley
Dietary Information
Contains Barley
ABV (%)
Tasting Notes
Abundance of malts and distinctive toffee character
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week


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01 February 2023 by 
has changed for the worst

it's OK if you are not so fussy about your real ale. used to be better and full tasting (and also 5.2%) many moons ago. not sure why it was changed but if you want anything close to the previous version you need 'old crafty hen' although that is significantly stronger (and nicer).

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02 October 2021 by 
nice ale

I was sent this to review and I used half for cooking and drank half. Nice ale, nothing crazy about it. Very refreshing

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21 September 2021 by 

I am reviewing this product because I got a free sample from Ocado. I don't often drink beer so popped this in the fridge and eventually got around to trying it. I'd forgotten how refreshing a cold beer can be on a warm day! I may well order again.

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09 September 2021 by 
Lovely Stew!

Sent this to review. Not really a fine ale drinker, so had a mouthful and put the rest in a beef casserole. It was very tasty!!

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03 September 2021 by 
Strong and tasty

I've received it from Ocado for review and even though it was my first Ale I enjoyed it. Strong but when it's cool it's very tasty, with some crisps on the side

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10 August 2021 by 
Pleased our visiting connoisseur!

We were sent this to review by Ocado, and our beer-drinking visitor enjoyed it very much. Would buy again.

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