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Leapbeer Review #99 Old Speckled Hen

This next review is of one of my all time favorite beers. The interesting thing about this project is the more I experiment and move outside of my comfort zone the more my tastes seem to be changing. Or better put, they are refining. On to the beer.

This is an import from Suffolk England, found easily at most lq’s around the province. Its a pale ale that pours to a lovely transparent copper colour with a 1cm head that quickly dissipates. The aroma of this beer is a bit malty, but I get a hint of fruit. Either currants or apricots perhaps. The taste is quite refreshing, it has a slight maltyness with a small balance of bitter. It is an easily quaffed beer. At an ABV of 5.2% this is a good session beer.

Of note with this beer, a friend and coworker noted to me the other day that this beer when drank straight from the can tastes quite flat. This is another example of beers that when given the chance to flex outside of the can, can be much better. The tasting notes are quite slight so even letting this warm up just a bit makes for a more enjoyable tasting experience. I’m not trying to get all high falootin’ with my reviews, but I want people to get the most out of their good beer.

#99 is Old Speckled Hen

Thanks for reading and Enjoy Responsibly

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One thought on “Leapbeer Review #99 Old Speckled Hen

  1. So I am learning to pour beer into a glass and let slightly warm…. I would have never known. One night I need to come drink with you seeing how I have had less that 6 beers in my life…. 🙂

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