Three Hundreds Dark Old Ale 5.0% – 500ml – 1* Great Taste Awards

Three Hundreds Dark Old Ale 5.0% – 500ml – 1* Great Taste Awards


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Three Hundreds Dark Old Ale 5.0% – 500ml – 1* Great Taste Awards

“Award winning, robust, full-flavoured, dark old ale with real depth of flavour and a long finish.”

A classic in the true tradition of old ales. Satisfyingly dark but not impenetrable, good body but not overpowering, with a long pleasing finish. Exceptional balance of premium malt and choice English hops, carrying the unmistakable Chiltern ‘stamp’.

The beer’s idiosyncratic name is taken from the area immediately surrounding the brewery, known as the Three Hundreds of Aylesbury, not to be confused with the Chiltern Hundreds, which extend across the Chiltern Hills at the back of the brewery.

Awarded One Star at the Great Taste Awards – Stars for the third consecutive year. Read more here.

And, if you are wondering why our 300s got a 9/10 rating from Simon @ Real Ale Guide, just tuck in the video below – whilst sipping away a bottle!


Bottle price (500ml) – £2.75
Case price (12 x 500ml) – £31.35


Suitable for coeliacs and those intolerant to gluten. Find out more here.



5.0% vol

Recipe Information

Style: Dark Old Ale
Description: dark, rich, robust, rewarding
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
European Bitterness Units: 30
Colour: Deep Amber
Hops: Challenger, Fuggles and Goldings
Malt: Maris Otter & Crystal

Serving Suggestions

Temperature 12 C
Glassware: Pint handle
Food Matching: Red meat, stews, strong cheese
Cellar Conditions: store cool and dark and drink within best before

Allergy advice

Contains barley, wheat (gluten)


Cold filtered and delicate carbonation




  • Gold medal winner – SIBA Midlands Awards 2017, Small Pack, Strong Bitters & Pale Ales
  • Great Taste Awards 2017, One Star – judges comments include “The flavours are well-balanced, with a touch of smokiness and a good presence of the malty, hoppy character and good level of sweetness.”
  • Great Taste Awards 2016, Two Stars – judges comments include “A beautiful colour and tone. There is real body, balance and cohesion to this beer.”
  • Great Taste Awards 2015, Three Stars – judges comments include “Beautiful colour and nose – ‘sandalwood and fruitcake’, one of our judges said. ‘Like sipping whisky by the fire’, another said. ‘It’s like a tummy hug’. Can’t fault it.”
  • CAMRA 2013/14 London and South East Area Champion Beer of Britain – Silver in the Old Ale & Strong Mild Category
  • Great Taste Awards 2013, Two Stars – judges comments include “Smells and tastes like it’s been aged in wood barrels. Liquorice on the nose and in the taste, but it is smooth. Complexity and smoothness are well combined.”
  • Top 5 all time favourite beers – David Smith, Desert Island Beers 2012
  • Gold One-Star Great Taste Award 2011
  • Gold medal winner – BBI National Award 2006

What People Say

Classic deep amber ale, full bodied and superbly well balanced. I always look forward to visiting The Chiltern Brewery a couple of times a year to stock up on this bottled beer to beat all other bottled beers. It pours with a tight creamy head that clings down the glass and is a superb accompaniment to dinner, no matter what food is on offer. A beer to savour rather than quaff and a perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work.
David Smith, Desert Island Beers

Top 5 all time favourite beers - David Smith, Desert Island Beers

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