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Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Osprey (2399) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Pre-RB backlog rating. Will revisit and give a better review when I get the opportunity. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (4648) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pressboxjoe (263) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (286) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (395) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Cask at JDW in Rugby. Bland. Copper colour, white head, malty, watery, bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Cask to glass. Golden copper hue with creamy off white head that settled. Aroma is caramel, grain, cereal, noble hops. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a light hop bitterness following. This is a nice brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
From the ticks: Used to love it. During recent years was not able to get it on tap. A good bitter as it should be. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (453) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Caramel, fruits and grass in the aroma. Amber with a creamy white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a decent bitter, but nothing more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kafarion (139) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Aromat słodowy, lekko żywiczny, owocowy, troszkę mokry karton. Kolor bursztynowy, piana bardzo ładna, obfita, pięknie zdobi szkło, piwo klarowne. W smaku leciutka goryczka, troszkę owoców i tyle... Piwo gładkie, aksamitne, nisko wysycone, niesamowicie pijalne, pomimo niskiej goryczki - zalega. Ogólnie super pijalne piwo, super wyglądające piwo, bez smaku i bez aromatu ;D

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1101) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 26, 2014
Cask @ Sculthorpe Mill, Norfolk. Clear copper pour with a small white head. Nose and taste is light caramel malts with a light earthy hop bitterness. Soft carbonation and smooth palate. Easy to drink but somewhat unremarkable.

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