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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask; Regular.
Pure Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, and English Goldings hops produce this fine single varietal golden coloured beer, giving a rich mellow sweetish taste tempered with citric overtones and a subtle bitterness in the finish...Gold Medal winner in strong ale class at Peterboro' CAMRA beer Festival 1998.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GeoffClifford (1) - West Molesey, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2004 does not count
I am a declared Guinnes drinker but I found Abbeydale Absolution at a beer festival recently and I canít fault it at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3316) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2011
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Biscuit & citrus fruit aroma & flavour. Light yellow colour. Bitter aftertaste. Great golden ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Mellow and sweet with a bitter citrus finish. Nice. Drinks dangerously below its gravity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 12, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Derbyshire Cat, Sheffield. Pale gold / yellow with white head. Fresh bitter flavour with good hoppy notes throughout. Light in body but nicely refreshing, some op oil and a grassy taste. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the King William IV, Sneinton, Nottingham. A hazy golden beer with a lingering sweetness from the malt and more of those citrus hop flavours I love, Absolution has a pleasing creamy body. Itís yet another English blond beer of which Iím really rather fond.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1175) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1422) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
On Cask in Litton, Derbyshire - a decent looking pull, took time to clear, but golden with a lasting head. Slight citric note to this, a mellow taste of limes (?) and tropical citrus fruits, with an aroma to match. Good feel to it, and nice aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
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.


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