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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Amber colour with a lively white head that fizzed away to nothing. Malty, toffee aroma, grassy, toffee flavour. Pleasant if unspectacular

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2016
0.5l bottle. Clear deep orange body, white head. Aroma of caramel, toast and floral hops. Taste of toast, caramel, orange zest and floral hops. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, klarowny.
Piana: niezbyt wysoka, dość szybko opada.
Zapach: słodowy, karmelowy, z aromatami, ciemnych owoców, pieczywa, delikatnie miodowy, ziołowy.
Smak: średnia pełnia, nuty słodowe, chlebowe, ciemne owoce, goryczka w kierunku niskiej, ziołowa.
Wysycenie: średnie, lekko w kierunku niskiego.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with a short, short-lived off-white head, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, grainy malt, apple, light earthy hops. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, low carbonation, short duration bitter finish. (3/5) A pretty unenthusiastic English bitter. I mean, I know “boring” is pretty much in-spec for the style, but this takes it to a whole new level. Sweet and malty, with very little discernible hop character except for a generalized moderately bitter finish. Really not much to recommend it. (11/20)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Amber, light bodied ESB with excellent head and lacing. Taste is a soft ale with floral aroma. This Premium Bitter traveled well in a standard 500ml can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2015
50cl bottle at Von Krahli Baar, Tallinn. Pours clear copper coloured with a modest off-white head. Mild malty and caramelly aroma with some mild hoppy notes and hints of dried fruits. Medium sweet and fairly caramelly with a mild, but noticeable bitterness. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (3237) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (1159) - 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.

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