“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.
Suitable for coeliacs and those intolerant to gluten. Find out more here.
|Style:||Dark Old Ale|
|Description:||dark, rich, robust, rewarding|
|Alcohol by Volume:||5.0%|
|European Bitterness Units:||30|
|Hops:||Challenger, Fuggles and Goldings|
|Malt:||Maris Otter & Crystal|
|Food Matching:||Red meat, stews, strong cheese|
|Cellar Conditions:||store cool and dark and drink within best before|
Contains barley, wheat (gluten)
Cold filtered and delicate carbonation
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
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