Old Golden Hen 5 litre Keg £7.50 @ Tesco instore
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Old Golden Hen 5 litre Keg £7.50 @ Tesco instore

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Found 13th Nov 2015
Down from £15.00

Found in Gloucester last night.

31 Comments

Sloth/Mod

Thanks for sharing. Removed the Hobgoblin as thart is posted here hotukdeals.com/dea…647

These have all been posted now. Every time I have checked. All still £15.

Have to stick to the hobgoblin cans 8 for £7.

roadrunner1

These have all been posted now. Every time I have checked. All still £15. … These have all been posted now. Every time I have checked. All still £15. Have to stick to the hobgoblin cans 8 for £7.


See even the Hobgoblin has been reduced from 5.2 abv to 4.5abv. When something is right, along they come and spoil it.

nice stuff...good price too

Which tesco in Gloucester please

Original Poster

St Oswalds.

I will stick to broadside at 6.5% and if they drop that I will not be happy

david10666

I will stick to broadside at 6.5% and if they drop that I will not be … I will stick to broadside at 6.5% and if they drop that I will not be happy


Plsshead

That's me;)

4.1% Not that nice when on cask in the pub!

Original made by Morlands in West Ilsley then moved to Abingdon (Berkshire) now brewed by Abbott in Bury St. Edmunds.

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david10666

I will stick to broadside at 6.5% and if they drop that I will not be … I will stick to broadside at 6.5% and if they drop that I will not be happy



I like a drop of McEwan's Champion's Ale now and again at 7.3%, likewise, I won't be too pleased if they drop that as I enjoy two or three on occasions.


Edited by: "xenophon" 13th Nov 2015

del00

See even the Hobgoblin has been reduced from 5.2 abv to 4.5abv. When … See even the Hobgoblin has been reduced from 5.2 abv to 4.5abv. When something is right, along they come and spoil it.



Its 4.2 in cask but still 5.2 in bottles. Got a hobgoblin gold keg in tesco watford yesterday for £8.

Same thing happened to Stella, dropped from 5.2 to 4.9 I think, from what I've been told beers over 5% have to be taxed more, I could be wrong, it's happened before and will likely happen again,

Original Poster

Yes, 4.8. Budweiser dropped from 5.0 to 4.8 several years ago. I've read something also about it being due to higher tax.

TheDuke1970

Same thing happened to Stella, dropped from 5.2 to 4.9 I think, from what … Same thing happened to Stella, dropped from 5.2 to 4.9 I think, from what I've been told beers over 5% have to be taxed more, I could be wrong, it's happened before and will likely happen again,



​turns out your right
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oh voted hot, might give this a try this week, got the Hobgoblin last week so fingers crossed

Also kegs tend to be lower abv than bottles, the aforementioned 'Broadside' is 4.3% in 5l keg and much higher in bottles, kegs have a shorter lifespan than bottles, the Adnams ones are usually only 2-3 months or so, the beer is 'live' or something like that, a short Internet search would probably give me definitive answers, but I prefer to speculate and spread confusion......
Edited by: "TheDuke1970" 13th Nov 2015

Not surprised it's down to £7.50. Can get quality Saltaire Brewery beers in Kegs for around £15 -18 depending on the brew and ABV around by me but then again the actual brewery is less than 5 miles away...

TheDuke1970

Same thing happened to Stella, dropped from 5.2 to 4.9 I think, from what … Same thing happened to Stella, dropped from 5.2 to 4.9 I think, from what I've been told beers over 5% have to be taxed more, I could be wrong, it's happened before and will likely happen again,


Correct, even more recently Titanic Plum Porter has dropped to 4.9% because of its popularity and the tax on 5% and over beers.

TheDuke1970

Also kegs tend to be lower abv than bottles, the aforementioned … Also kegs tend to be lower abv than bottles, the aforementioned 'Broadside' is 4.3% in 5l keg and much higher in bottles, kegs have a shorter lifespan than bottles, the Adnams ones are usually only 2-3 months or so, the beer is 'live' or something like that, a short Internet search would probably give me definitive answers, but I prefer to speculate and spread confusion......


No it isn't, the beer in Kegs is the same that goes into most bottling -pasteurised. Beer is only 'live' in bottles when it's marked conditioned. If beer is live in a keg, it isn't a keg its a cask and is slightly different in design in being vented at the side (which becomes the top when racked) so the beer (actually the yeast) can breath.

A keg will generally last as long as a can will until its opened which then will then last a week or two depending on where stored, temp and whether you close the top vent after every pour or not. Just be aware that some beers are meant to be enjoyed relatively fresh, however with poor mass produced stuff like this, that shouldn't be an issue...
Edited by: "brookysm" 13th Nov 2015

Syzable

Thanks for sharing. Removed the Hobgoblin as thart is posted here … Thanks for sharing. Removed the Hobgoblin as thart is posted here https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hobgoblin-keg-reduced-clear-7-50-tesco-store-2319647




Thanks indeed op & syzable. Didn't notice the Hobgoblin one. Thirsty as heck now

brookysm

No it isn't, the beer in Kegs is the same that goes into most bottling … No it isn't, the beer in Kegs is the same that goes into most bottling -pasteurised. Beer is only 'live' in bottles when it's marked conditioned.A keg will generally last as long as a can will until its opened which then will then last a week or two depending on where stored, temp and whether you close the top vent after every pour or not. Just be aware that some beers are meant to be enjoyed relatively fresh, however with poor mass produced stuff like this, that shouldn't be an issue...



I'm sure you're correct in some quarters but with regards to Adnams Broadside, mini 5l casks vs bottles, current batch of casks are 4.7% with a best before date of 22.12.15, whereas the bottles are 6.3% and do not list a best before date, so I would suggest they are variants of the same beer.

xenophon

I like a drop of McEwan's Champion's Ale now and again at 7.3%, likewise, … I like a drop of McEwan's Champion's Ale now and again at 7.3%, likewise, I won't be too pleased if they drop that as I enjoy two or three on occasions.


Agree entirely. Good drop the Champion ale. Like the King Goblin at 6.6abv Which are four for a fiver in Asda .Probably change that to lemonade strength before long.

got 1 tesco yew tree. very high shelf behind random stuff. bet staff member put there for later. £7.50. ta op

xenophon

I like a drop of McEwan's Champion's Ale now and again at 7.3%, likewise, … I like a drop of McEwan's Champion's Ale now and again at 7.3%, likewise, I won't be too pleased if they drop that as I enjoy two or three on occasions.




Lovely drink and they will struggle to bring it down enough to beat the 5% tax threshold given it would need a 2.4% drop. There would be a riot.

TheDuke1970

I'm sure you're correct in some quarters but with regards to Adnams … I'm sure you're correct in some quarters but with regards to Adnams Broadside, mini 5l casks vs bottles, current batch of casks are 4.7% with a best before date of 22.12.15, whereas the bottles are 6.3% and do not list a best before date, so I would suggest they are variants of the same beer.

Cask or conditioned has a limited life because its alive, its still brewing. Smaller Brewers tend to make brews specifically for where they are going to end up, be it in pubs ,cans or bottles - most use canning and bottling plants as they don't have the facilities on site so a tanker turns up and takes the entire brew away to be canned or bottled and usually the distributed by the plants own network.

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wildswan

got 1 tesco yew tree. very high shelf behind random stuff. bet staff … got 1 tesco yew tree. very high shelf behind random stuff. bet staff member put there for later. £7.50. ta op



You're welcome mate. Pity there was only the one but enough for a couple of evenings. Or one major one. Mind you I only got two kegs. Keep one for Xmas, drinking the other as I speak watching the football.

brookysm

Cask or conditioned has a limited life because its alive, its still … Cask or conditioned has a limited life because its alive, its still brewing. Smaller Brewers tend to make brews specifically for where they are going to end up, be it in pubs ,cans or bottles - most use canning and bottling plants as they don't have the facilities on site so a tanker turns up and takes the entire brew away to be canned or bottled and usually the distributed by the plants own network.



Fair enough

Brilliant found in Lichfield £8.00. Stocked up for Christmas thanks for sharing Happy hubby.

Thanks OP...had 4 left in the big Tesco in Sheffield (near Wicker). I bought 3 and left 1 on the top shelf in the beer section. Heat added!!

Not a patch on Old Speckled Hen, or I'd be all over it. But hot for the price.
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