Old Crafty Hen Bottle

Old Crafty Hen

A strong fine ale combines the malty taste with a smooth raisin finish. It has great complexity, but it is still rather refreshing. This superior ale is great on nights with a bit of a nip in the air!

Old Crafty Hen is elegance and mystery in one. Enjoy the best of both worlds, with this ingenious rare blend of Old Speckled Hen with the legendary Old 5X.

Our Master Brewer has created a premium, vintage oak-aged beer which delivers a variety of sophisticated tastes. The marvellous 5X brings resonance, depth and an eruption of fruity, raisin notes, underscored by the malt and toffee from Old Speckled Hen to create a perfectly smooth and rounded beer. Complex, mysterious… and a question and answer all in one.

Tasting Notes

Challenger provides a key herbal dry hop character, first gold and goldings give some citrus fruit and crystal malt provides warming toffee in the main beer of this blended ale. The use of some old 5X 12% ale adds dried fruit and raisin and produces a complex flavoured and richly satisfying ale.


Bottle: 6.5%


Pale malt, Crystal malt


Challenger, Pilgrim, First Gold, Goldings, Target

Food Pairing

Great with rich puddings, lighter casseroles and tangy cheese such as Port-Salut.