Friday, January 21, 2011

Old Speckled Hen

This is an english ale, and typically I wont even give an english ale a chance. I was drinking a Guiness today at the local pub and I saw someone order an Old Speckled Hen. It cascaded when poured just like a Guiness, yet had an amber color that looked very invited and refreshing. I ordered one and was immediately pleased. This beer is incredibly smooth. It has a nice malty taste with notes of toffee and caramel. I have found other english ales unapproachable but this one was very easy to drink. It has 4.5% alcohol, perfect for a couple pints at lunch before returning to work where I am now, clearly working extremely hard. If you are like me you are the type to not even consider an english ale, give this one a shot. You most likely will not regret it.