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Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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common

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamwitsta (120) - POLAND - JUN 28, 2014
What little there is of the aroma is pleasantly sweet, honey and caramel; too bad itís so faint. Copper-coloured with a small and not at all lasting head. Bitterness low, almost as much of honey-like sweetness. Light body, a little bit oily, average carbonation, the finish mildly bitter and short. Not bad, but not good enough to buy it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Pint at the Farmhouse, Coventry. Clear amber brown, good head. Nice, drinkable ale with caramel, malt, tea flavours.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6016) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at the White Bear Rickmansworth, pours clear copper with a small white head. Nose is almost non-existent with light caramel notes. Flavour is similar, bready caramel malts and fungal notes. Smooth and refreshing, but not very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2014
cask years ago (found a really old rating) - Amber pour, itís smooth and lightly bitter. Good balance. Very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (847) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Poured amber in color with thick creamy head. Slight hops on the nose, sweet malts, bready. Flavor is kind of... soggy. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Cask at Crown Rivers. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, light diacetyl, herbal hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt, light fruity esters, earthy hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (605) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Cask Newcastle 2009. Clear dark copper, small off-white head; sweet malty nose, caramel, hint of soap, citrus; medium body, oily texture; mild bitter and a bit watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (303) - - MAY 4, 2014
Hardly any smell but looks like a proper ale. Nice thick creamy head and a deep rich taste. Like velvet. Hoppy with a fruity undertone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Cask. Pretty standard one here, yeast esters, slight earthiness, not really amazing.


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