Old Speckled Hen

Old Speckled Hen Photo
Style: Premium Ale
Origin: England

Tasting Notes

“Old Speckled Hen” has a superb rich malty and fruity aroma. Experience a wonderful warming flavor bursting with body. Malty (malt loaf) toffee flavors from the pale and crystal malts combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give balanced sweetness which is not cloying. This is followed by a dry finish. Old Speckled Hen is a great choice for those who enjoy a rich, creamy beer. One taste and you’ll see why “Old Speckled Hen” is England’s Number One most loved Premium English Ale.

CAN: 14.9oz BOTTLE: 12oz & 16.9oz KEG: 13.2 gallon & 10.8 gallon firkin keg

ABV: 5.0%
Hops: Challenger, Pilgrim, First Gold, Goldings
Malt: Pale, Crystal
IBU: 3.5
Availability: Year Round
Filtration: Filtered
Fermentation: Top-Ferementing
Recommended Glass: English pint
Color: Auburn, copper
Gluten Free: No
Pack Size: 4/6/12oz, 12/16.9oz, 6/4/14.9oz
Food Pairing: Perfectly compliments tasteful, quality British foods, premium pies, gravies, sausages and weekend BBQs. Works perfectly with sticky toffee pudding too.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2nd Place, Great American Beer & Cider Competition 2015
  • 95, DRAFT (Online)
  • Silver; USA Beer Ratings 2018

History of Old Speckled Hen

“Old Speckled Hen” was first brewed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory. But why “Old Speckled Hen”? Well, the name is a derivative of “owld speckled un”, a term used to describe a paint-splattered MG car used as a factory run-around.