Finn (3089) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Fat Cat Norwich 25 Sep 2006. Clear golden coloured. A tiny head. Some fruity hints but dull. Sweet bitter finish.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pale golden yellow beer with a weak white head. The nose is a light fruity aroma of citrus fruits and grapes, with a tiny hint of hop. The taste is light, fruity, slightly sweet with the grape element coming through from the smell, accompanied by an orangey citrus flavour. The finish is light and dry on the mouth. Cask, The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 24/02/2001
Tasted this one a couple of times and got quite different results - whisky and ginger undertones firstly and the next time I sampled it was about a month later.
2. Cask Handpump at the Mill Hotel, Chester 21/03/2001 where I found it to have more of a fruity pear flavour and less spicy feel to it.
3. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield, Derby 15/08/2007
Very fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with some alcohol present in a very dry slightly acidic finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Catford Beer Festival. Quite a sweet one. Sweet malt, then sweet hops. Crackery toffee malts and citrus in the finish, pretty well balanced but nothing spectacular.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Devonshire Arms, Sheffield. Any beer that stops me from trying anything else that the Devo has to offer has got to be good. Stuck with this through a long lunch, the 5.3% subtley disguised by its gentle sweetness and citirc whiff. Enormously enjoyable.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Slightly sappy. Pale in colour. Quite subdued flavours with some sweetness. Very easy to drink.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham, during their recent beer festival. Sampled with maeib. Pale gold, no head. Stirring honey/herb aroma. Very pleasant silky golden brew. Strong honey and floral flavour. Some assorted fruit in an insistent, heady cocktail of taste, which is excellently balanced. A tinge of strength to finish, but easily hidden and smooth.
JonMoore (1649) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Mellow and sweet with a bitter citrus finish. Nice. Drinks dangerously below its gravity.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good beer, full of hops, slightly sweet (perhaps because of the 5.2% abv) but very easy to drink. Can be compared with Pale Rider of Kelham Island (Champion Beer 2005) but in think the Abbeydale beer is better.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fabulous. If you get the chance to drink absolution try it. This is a real ale fans dream. Absolution must rate as one of abbeydales best.