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Re: Old Speckled Hen

To: bill <>, mgs <>
Subject: Re: Old Speckled Hen
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 14:35:33 -0400

When I was back over there I had a pint of 'speckled' in the 
"highest" pub in England - and, yes, it was a disappointment!   I 
think the brewer's are following the "American" trend where 
everything is all presentation and no body!   So they are probably 
going for that Budweiser/Schlitz ice cold tasteless flavour.  There 
are still good "real ale" beers but you have to look for them.  One 
excellent new beer in Canada is "Conners".    Try it if you are/will 
be in Canada.  Oh  - and try Charles Wells IPA imported from England

At 01:19 PM 5/27/2006, bill wrote:
>I was in the UK last week and I was on a mission to taste as many 
>pulled beers as possible.  One pub had Old Speckled Hen on draught 
>which I ordered up with great anticipation.  I must say it was a 
>dissapointment.  Overall  I sense there must be a hops shortage in 
>the UK as they all were a bit flavourless.  I'm glad to be home and 
>uncapping my new batch of IPA homebrew, no hops shortage here.  Stop 
>by if you want a taste, I've got plenty.
>1959 MGA and 2006 India Pale Ale


Barrie Robinson
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