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

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RATINGS: 278   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Allan (1) - USA - JUL 11, 2003 does not count
Upon reading the previous comments I am personally very dissapointed by what i read. Unfortunately you Americans are only blessed with Abbot Ale in cans with widgets. The full, award winning flavour of Abbot Ale can only really be enjoyed when it is served draught off handpump in a British Pub. Its sweet, smooth flavour is excellent and on par with Fullers award winning London Pride. If any of you guys have a chance to visit England, please enter a pub and drink Abbot how it should be served. Thanks and Enjoy!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dan64 (2) - USA - OCT 2, 2010 does not count
Cask Abbot Ale, a nice fruity taste, lovely aroma, and just the right amount of hops. Goes down a treat after a good Sunday Lunch at your local. The challenger hops with fuggles make this a true ale to savour. My favourite ale by far of all time.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozwell99 (9) - ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2002 does not count
This is a truly good beer. Although definately one to be drunk in the pub rather than from a can or bottle. Has a great deep red colour, and a nice bubbly head that lasts through the whole glass.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
The best real ale in the world...official. Had many a drunken night on this exquisite golden liquid.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klingelton (10) - huddersfield, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2005
cask @ lancaster beer festival, cask @ rat and ratchet huddersfield, cask @ lloyds bar no1, cask @ some random pub in farnham common and some other places! the bottled and canned version of this beer does it no justice. from the cask (provided itís kept correctly LLOYDS) is one of the primo beers. hence iíve drunk it in so many places. poured without the sparkle to leave it a little less creamy (not a true yorkshireman obviously!) it goes down a little too well and has left me unable to walk on a few occasions. once saw a guy projectile vomit this still across a bar, to the non amusement of the bar owner!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (111) - - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Really nice ale. Good after taste. Very popular here and I can see why. Would definitely drink again. Nice caramel flavour. Love the after taste. Nice amber appearance. One of my top 10 out of 110 tasted now.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Not as good as it used to be in the 1970ís but still a decent beer. Always had a good malt feel and reasonable hop taste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
On tap at my local English pub; still standing reddish amber with a huge silky-smooth head. The beer is velvet. Vaguely nutty with a pleasant biting finish. Good Bitter in the USA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyOlhus (43) - Amager (Copenhagen), DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Very fine ale with a nice hint of caramel. A very smooth ale, I think this a one of the most enjoyable beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TamerHirca (4) - TURKEY - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
caramel, brown, clear, medium bitterness, full body, lively, long finish, A taste to remember and look for. My favourite.


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