When we were in Edinburgh, we first drank Old Speckled Hen. We found it on the pub menu in Amsterdam as well and had a bottle or two. But in Amsterdam, Heineken is the undisputed King of Beer, so I drank more of that. I can report that Heineken tastes better in the Netherlands than it does here. Below is a link to a bit of history on Old Speckled Hen, actually an English beer.