A smooth, balanced English bitter

Experience Gales Force of Nature

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.

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Blissfully unchanged

There aren’t many things in the world that have managed to stay blissfully unchanged since 1959, but from the russet colour and the fruity taste, right down to the logo on the hand-pump, Gales HSB is one of them.
You can’t improve on perfection, and that’s why HSB is still brewed with the same Gales yeast that gave it its famous flavour.

Brewer's Notes

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.

  • Bottle/Keg: 4.8%

  • Cask: 4.8%

  • International Beer Challenge Silver, 2009

  • World Beer Awards World Beer Awards, 2011

Cyclops Rating

Auburn
Fruitcake
Sweet, fruity, bitter
Bitter
Sweet

Raise a Glass

Famous old recipes require a trusty pair of hands. So not only do we use Gales yeast in the Fuller’s brew house, we use one of their most talented brewers too.