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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: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger, Pilgrim and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

"Abbot Ale is the culmination of knowledge and skills that have developed over centuries of experience. Brewed longer to a unique recipe using pale, amber and crystal malts, making it a full flavoured, smooth and mature beer. This irresistible ale has masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance."


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (3180) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2015
500ml can. @home 17-12-2015.
BBD: 30-09-2016.
In short: metalic british ale.
Pours clear copper with little off white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, malty, raisins, plums, and some off nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite malty, roasty, some herbal, metalic. Dissapointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lebo88 (216) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Bitter malty ale, very frothy head, caramel aroma, more drinkable than most others of its kind.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. Smells stale. Tastes muddy. Unhealthy over reliance on ruby fruit maltiness .Boozy taste is a real turn off. No imagination and no class. Booo.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (1040) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2015
From Carrefour. In Ikea’s pint glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x09. Drinkable. The taste is a bit rancid but not too much.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (303) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
50cl bottle@home in pint glass@approx 7 degrees C (too cold) Pours clear amber with medium off-white head with low retention. Aroma: Caramel, malty aroma with just a tuch of hop. Earthy, caramel malt dominated taste with a very faint, not unpleasant, metallic twang with spizy and slight hop notes. Short, moderatly bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation and low-medium body. Average English bitter. Well balanced and not bad, but nothing exceptional either

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Fairly enjoyable bitter. Mild flavors with lingering toasty notes. Light floral hop finish. Session quality beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zenguerrilla (39) - Málaga, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
Lata 500ml. Me encanta esta cerveza, poco más que decir. Otro ale británico de calidad. Gran aroma y mejor sabor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
500cl bottle. Pours clear, amber. Not much off-white head. dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity, grainy, and slightly musty. Medium body. Mouthfeel is round. Sweet in the middle, goes toward bitter on the finish. Not very complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (382) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Amber with minimal head. More malt than hops on the aroma. Starts off sweet and malty, then hoppy, and finishes with a nice grain flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mingos (64) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Amber, totally clear. Large off-white head that quickly dissipates, leaving almost no lacing behind. Aroma: caramel, earthy and herbal hop notes, a tiny bit of spices. Taste: medium dry, similar to aroma; caramel base and earthy, herbal, spicy hop flavours, plus a tiny hint of iron (not in the aroma though). Medium carbonation, low-medium body, low and short bitterness. This beer is insanely drinkable. A highly recommendable bitter.


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