What is it?
Dark Rock Tribute to Old Speckled Hen is a delicious premium bitter. It has a full, smooth easy drinking flavour. Its rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty tastes. Toffee and roast malt flavours combine with a subtle bitterness to give a balanced sweetness. The finish is refreshingly dry. This kit produces 40 pints at 4.4% ABV.
These kits allow you to produce beers which mirror the classic commercial favourites. Quality hops, malts and yeast have been carefully selected and matched to give you the closest possible result. They are not designed to be clones since factors such as water source and yeast type will be individual to each brewery. We recommend you have fun comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.
The Commercial Brewery
Old Speckled Hen is produced by the Greene King Brewery, which was founded by Benjamin Greene in Bury St Edmunds in 1799. In 1836 Edward Greene took over the business and in 1887 it merged with Frederick William King's brewing business to create Greene King. Greene King has grown over the years via mergers and acquisitions. It's portfolio of businesses now includes Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse Pub Restaurants(1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells Brewery (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridleys Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), The Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
Customer Reviews 4 item(s)
Easy to brew nice flavours
- Dark rock 3-0 Greene King
Did the Pepsi challenge with two friends. Between the three of us we could hardly tell the difference to the shop bought. I found the commercial bottle a little dryer, but all agreed the kit version was the better of the two. Colour wise my brew was a lot darker but who cares !. Was really surprised how close it is to the real thing, almost exact.
- Great tasting beer!
As a fan of old speckled hen had to try this and I’m very glad I did, the beer is a lovely colour quiet malty with a lovely taste which goes down very well! The keg is nearly empty but have a few bottles in reserve, highly recommend.
- It has a real malty / toffee flavour and is smooth to drink, . 'Clucking' good beer.
I like the Real Speckled Hen beer so I thought I would give this tribute to Hen a try. I have to say that once the brew was completed and matured I was conveniently furloughed so had plenty of time in the garden to drink my Brew. It has a real malty / toffee flavour and is smooth to drink, . 'Clucking' good beer.