DRAUGHT BEER DESCRIPTIONS
The Olde Ship uses a proprietary Nitrogen/CO2 gas mixing device to deliver it’s beers. This mix varies by beer type. This is more costly but enables less CO2 to be exposed to the beer. CO2 changes the pH and flavour of beer. This results in a smoother, creamier, pint and one closer to what each brewery intended it to taste like. We also serve our beer in traditional 20 oz imperial pints. Thus giving you as much as 25% more beer than other establishments.
Guinness stout is made from water, barley malt, hops, and brewers yeast. A portion of the barley is flaked (i.e. steamed and rolled) and roasted to give Guinness its dark-ruby colour and characteristic taste. Guinness only contains 198 calories per imperial pint, fewer than an equal-sized serving of skimmed milk or orange juice and most other non-light beers. It’s alcohol content is 4.1 to 4.3% alcohol by volume (abv). Contrary to what many think US Guinness is manufactured at St. James Gate Dublin and is the same recipe as the Guinness draught served in Ireland.
Brewed in Burton on Trent Staffordshire England. The red triangle is the UK’s first official trademark dating from Jan. 1 1876. Bass is an amber coloured Pale ale. A touch of caramel and malt in the taste. Hoppy bitterness develops later in the lingering aftertaste. Its alcohol content is 5.2% abv. When mixed half and half with a stout (Guiness) it is a drink called a Black and Tan. When mixed with 7-Up it is a refreshing drink called a Shandy. Perfect as thirst quencher on a hot summers day.
Defined as an English Bitter. Brewed in Manchester since 1778. It’s alcohol content varies around 3.8 – 4.1%
Originally invented in 1960 by a German brewmaster to satisfy the trend towards european taste for lagers. Harp is a premium lager with a 5% alcohol content and a rich, smooth taste. When mixed with guinness it is called a half and half.
Pronounced as 'Smithicks.' Ireland’s number one ale since the 1920’s. Brewed in Dundalk as well as in Kilkenny Ireland. Kilkenny is Ireland’s oldest operating brewery dating back to the 14th century. Dark, clear brown with a creamy off white head. Sweet, toasty malt nose, caramel and toffee. 5% abv.
Brewed in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds by Greene King since 1799. Abbot Ale is brewed with pale crystal and amber malts to give an attractive colour and rich malty taste. Challenger hops give it bitterness with a spicy overtone and to really boost the taste and aroma to the maximum it is late-hopped with Fuggles to provide the floral tones and fruity esters. 5% abv.
Fullers London Pride
Deep golden amber colour, hints of treacle toffee with a digestive biscuit flavour coming through. The hops contribute grapefruit flavours to the beer giving it zesty character. London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer with a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well-developed hop flavors from the Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties. ABV 4.7%
The ESB stands for extra special bitter. First brewed in 1971and is a strong bitter. ESB has won CAMRA's Best Strong Ale award on seven separate occasions, more times than any other beer. 5.9% Abv.
Fuller’s London Porter
Smooth, rich, and strong (5.4% alcohol by volume), London Porter is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. Definitely worth a sip if you fancy something stronger and darker than coffee!
Old Speckled Hen
Originally brewed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory. Now brewed by Greene King. Rich golden amber strong English bitter. Malt loaf and toffee flavours and back of the tongue bitterness. 4.5 – 4.9% dropped down from 5.2% in 2006.
The cider is produced at the Taunton Cider site in Somerset England. The worlds lagest cider factory. 7 – 8% abv. Made from dry somerset apples. When mixed with a stout it is called a black velvet. With lager, a Snakebite, and finally with a touch of blackcurrant a “cider and black.”