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Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)

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45
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (126) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Bishops (Bristol). Pours amber with mild bitter and hoppy taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
It has a light amber color with a creamy off white head. Aroma are a blend of toffee, light fruity and herbal hopps. Flavor contains caramel and toffe sweetness, fruity and herbal hoppy. A bit low carbonation as usual on handpull.
[Handpull at Sawyers Arms (Paddington) in London, England]

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (360) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
Pint at Calvert’s Court Stockport. Faint hop nose. Still bronze beer with small solid white head. Creamy mouthfeel with burnt malt & toffee/caramel finish. Tiny hop bitterness right at the end. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pith (159) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Cask at The Fox Inn, Bury St. Edmunds. Pours deep gold-copper with small gentle foam off - white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit, mildly sweet. Taste is softly carbonated, smooth toffee, gentle bitter hop at the end into the finish. Simple. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (316) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet of caramel malt, light toffee, biscuit, grass and fruit. Taste of caramel, biscuit, fruit, some grassy and herbal notes plus earthy bitterness. Medium bodied but watery texture. A bitter, biscuity finish. Recognisable Greene King characteristics but one of my favourites.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2785) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015

Pre-RB - Cask at JDW Cardiff - Central Bar. Hazy dark orange, small scummy white head. Body medium, smooth. Taste - sweet caramel, overtaken by harsh ashy bitterness. Unbalanced. (2.6)

Apr 2015 - Cask at Railway Putney. In a plastic cup due to football hooliganism. Hazy dark amber orange, still, very big foamy beige head, thick lacing. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is ashy, burnt toffee, strong noble hop metallics, medium bitterness. Good condition. My tastes have changed to compensate for this. It’s not for beginners! (3.3)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear copper-brown, nose is light toffee, nutty, taste is pretty much the same.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On cask at The Dandelion, Philadelphia. Nice, ordinary bitter. Somehow we’ve got to get America to embrace this style - we’ve gone just about as far as we can with hoppy, with sour, with high-gravity stouts, and we’re seeing a focus on session IPAs. Why not learn to love casked ESBs? Encourage brewers to really brew the heck out of these, take them to a new height.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Last time I drank this is was pretty poor. Seemed like they were literally scraping the bottom of the barrel. Decided to give it a second chance and it really is a pretty decent bitter. There’s a slight sharpness in the finish which spoils it slightly but overall a well balanced, easy to drink ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (503) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Cask at JDW in Rugby. Bland. Copper colour, white head, malty, watery, bland.


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