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Old Speckled Hen

Old Speckled Hen
English Style Fine Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Old Speckled Hen
English Style Fine Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy copper color. Aromas and flavors of bit of honey candy, frosted pineapple and banana cakes, buttered strawberry biscuit with honey, and dry eraser marker with a silky, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of lettuces, praline, and cream finish. An English style pale ale with great fine texture and superb drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: bit of honey candy, frosted pineapple and banana cakes, buttered strawberry biscuit with honey, and dry eraser marker
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lettuces, praline, and cream
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Souvlaki, Fish & Chips, Asiago
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An English style pale ale with great fine texture and superb drinkability.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

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English Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English-style pale ales are pale gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are characterized by the flavors and aromas of nutty and biscuity English malts, floral and earthy English hops and the notes of fruitiness and faint butterscotch of English yeast. Water also plays a key role in the overall character of these beers. Great examples of this style are brewed with harder water resembling that of Burton-Upon-Trent, lending these beers an impression of dryness in the finish and rounded hop bitterness.

Pale ales originated in England over 300 years ago with the advent of new technology making pale barely malt a possibility. In the 19th century, ales that were pale in color were often referred to as pale ale or bitter interchangeably. Today, there is a distinction between these styles, albeit a very fine distinction with some arguing that “bitter” refers to the style dispensed as draft and “pale ale” to the style when bottled. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s Organic Pale Ale and Marston’s Pedigree English Pale Ale.

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