Beer "Old Speckled Hen", 500 ml
Saturated copper-colored beer.
In a well-balanced, easy enough to dominate the taste of beer malt tones (toffee, fruit, pastries), followed by mild hop bitterness shades and nuances of tea, wood, tobacco. The finish is long, dry and refreshing.
Pleasant aroma of beer combines notes of sweet malt, herbs, hops, caramel nuances of tea, milk, rice, land and molasses.
Beer goes well with Indian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, cheeses (including blue), cheese soup, fish, seafood.
Wonderful el "Old Speckled Hen" was first produced in honor of the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon. To move through the plant was adapted old car MG. Parked the car usually about paint shop, which is why his cloth interior was splattered with paint of different colors, and the car became known as "Owld Speckl'd Un". Hence the name of the beer - "Old Speckled Hen" ("Old Speckled Hen").
Beer "Ould Spekld Heng" has a full, mellow taste and very easy to drink. It attracts a rich amber color, excellent fruity flavor and a delightful malt flavor, blend harmoniously balanced sweetness with bitterness in the background, as well as a refreshing dry finish.
Greene King Brewery is located in Bury St Edmunds in the east of England. The first mention of the brewery at the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds can be found in the "Domesday Book" in 1086. The official date of the creation of the brewery considered in 1799, when a young brewer Benjamin Greene arrived in Bury and bought the brewery Wright. After several years of experience and development prescriptions in 1806 the brewery was brewed beer, glorified Greene King and became a classic - "Abbot Ale". Beer was named in honor of the last abbot Bury St. Edmunds, who was the guest of Benjamin Green.
In 1887, the son of Benjamin - Edward, who worked at the brewery with his father 13 years old and accept the leadership of the plant in 1836, has combined his work with Fredric King, owner of the brewery and a competitor. Venture called "Greene King and Sons" was actively developed not only through the combined production capacity, but also a new, revolutionary ideas of Edward ("Old Ted"), who offered to sell beer in pubs, not only on tap, but also "take-away" bottled. The company constantly buys pubs and at the end of the XIX century owns more than 100 pubs, at the beginning of the XXI century is the number increases at least 10 times.
One of the methods of the brewery was the strategy of absorption of smaller breweries, due to which Greene King has become one of the largest breweries in the UK. In 2005-2006, "Greene King" made one of its global purchases, acquiring the oldest and largest regional brewery in Scotland - "Belhaven", and then - "Hardys & Hansons". The company also becomes the owner of a large number of restaurants and hotels throughout the country.