The King of Ale

By Phil Hawkins Wednesday 21st Mar, 2018

You might associate the phrase ‘Good things come to those who wait’ with a darker, more Irish drink than this, but after nearly 200 years in the making, Greene King is now launching its Heritage Series.

From just five preserved barley seeds, originally stored in 1825, an ancient recipe has been rediscovered by the Greene King beer boffins to create the Heritage Suffolk Pale Ale (5%) and Heritage Vintage Fine Ale (6.5%).

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Greene King’s Suffolk Pale Ale comes bursting with herbal, citrus, floral and spicy notes to make it a very easy drinking ale and our stand out favourite of the two.

Noticeably stronger in taste and ABV, the deep red Vintage Fine Ale is a rich, full-bodied ale that is enhanced by biscuity notes from Amber malt with a hint of caramel – this is a proper beer drinker’s beer.

Both bottles come with traditional 19th century style designs and are exclusively available in selected Tesco stores, priced £2.49.