A silky-smooth premium ale, Horndean Special Bitter was originally the flagship beer of Gales Brewery in Hampshire. First launched in 1959, it’s still brewed with the same passion and pride today – and the age-old recipe continues to go down a storm. Brewed with the finest malt and hops, HSB imparts the rich, soft-fruit flavours of traditional Dundee cake. It’s a tawny, russet coloured beer, with malt and raisin on the nose – and a gentle sweetness that lingers long into the silky smooth finish.
A rich aroma of hops and malt, and a long, deep, bittersweet finish, we've carefully crafted Gem into an exceptional best bitter. A quintessentially English beer.
A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by a well-developed hop character, from adding Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties to the brew.
Bitter with a faint flowery aroma and a moderately fruity, malty taste. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter with some sweetness and dryness.
Light hop perfume with underlying malt. Easy-drinking copper ale with balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness, plus hint of sulphur. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to fade.