Old Speckled Hen

This is just a short post, but I want someone to clear up my confusion on this beer.

I just went to dinner with a friend to the Wine Barn in Winter Park and I decided to try this beer I have never had before: Old Speckled Hen (an English pale ale).

And I am not sure if it isย supposedย to be FLAT, but… it was.

Can someone please help me out? Does this brew tend to be less carbonated than other brews of this style?

I liked the taste of the beer, but I feel that it would have tasted better had it been more carbonated. It’s an English pale ale with a malty flavor and has hints of toffee and caramel (so light I almost didn’t taste them).

I am not sure how I feel about it and I have also never seen this beer in any other store, bar, or restaurant in my area. I would like to give it another try in case it was from a malfunction in the keg/line or something. I seriously have no clue.

Please let me know if you have the answer to this mystery. I need answers!

3 thoughts on “Old Speckled Hen

  1. Ryan (r2myd2) says:

    Yes my dear that is the style of old speckled hen. It is meant to have a “flatter” appearance and less carbonated. Similar to kilkenny and tetley. Old speckled hen is a beer that you would have traditionally drunk from a pump tap straight from the cellar at perfect cellar tempteture. If you get a chance try the “old golden hen”.. an absolutely amazing brew too ๐Ÿ™‚

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