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Old Crafty Hen

17 reviews

A strong fine ale combines the malty taste with a smooth raisin finish. This is a really special beer as it is brewed using old 5X, a 12% ale that is matured in oak vats and blended to create something really unique.

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500ml bottles 

alc. 6.5% vol.


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Aroma:  Toffee, Raisins

Taste:  Dried fruit, Malty, Rich

Malt:  Pale, Crystal

Hops:  Pilgrim, First Gold, Goldings, Target

Perfect with: rich puddings, lighter casseroles and tangy cheese such as Port-Salut.

Additional Notes:  Pilgrim provides a key herbal dry hop character, first gold and goldings give some citrus fruit and crystal malt provides warming toffee in the main beer of this blended ale. The use of some old 5X 12% ale adds dried fruit and raisin and produces a complex flavoured and richly satisfying ale.

Contains Malted Barley

Old Speckled Hen is rather popular with ale drinkers up and down the country, in fact it’s the no. 1 premium ale in the UK, and if you’ve seen some of the ales our country produces, you’ll know we’re in good company!

The great British ale was first brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It was even named after the factory’s test car which was once spattered in paint to try a new paint concept. The concept didn't quite catch on, but the car became known as the “Owld Speckl’d Un”. The eagle-eyed might even see the resemblance between MG’s logo and the Old Speckled Hen label! You may now associate it with our mascot, Henry, who can often be seen out and about around the country, telling his jokes and showing off our particularly splendid pint glass…

More than 40 years on, this unique and distinctive ale continues to be a finely balanced beer with a distinctive rich, toffee-malt taste and fruity aroma.

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Edwin S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Malty beer

Lovely malty beer, very rich in flavor. Easy drink

Michael K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A taste that lasts

My go to beer for a refreshing drink.

Bill A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

An exceptional beer

My son in law absolutely loves this beer, nothing matches it for flavour and good all round taste.

Michael K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

**** o’ the North

Smooth beer with pleasant after taste. Worth repeating.

Peter H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Tasty very tasty