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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: 1055   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."


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Bottled from Sainsburys. Has kept a crumb of the cask’s biscuity finish but somehow lost the body and feel that I re-rated the cask with recently - thin feeling in the mouth, a little sweaty, not inspiring.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pint can. Not my style. Tasted flat and was almost painful. I knew things would go downhill when I saw how creamy it looked.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Pint can. Golden with a big, creamy white head. A rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a little like sourdough with a english hops coming in for the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2005
Pours a beautiful dark and gold. Hops and malt are dominant on a velvety palate. The bitter enters late in the game, but scores the winning touchdown. This is a good beer that I revisit every once in a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 19, 2005
Bottle Dark amber, champagne bubbes, low foamy lacing amber head. Fresh English hops and biquit malt. Light bisquit malt body with a nice whiff of hops (citrus, pine, dust). One of the better bottled ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25174) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, big white foamy head. Fruity bitter aroma. Bitter fruity flavour with sweetish finish. Makes mouth a bit sticky. Local pub (Public Corner) seems to enjoy taking in British bitters...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2005
Dark amber colour. Tobacco nose. Bitter hoppy flavour. Thick sparkling head. Acidic citrus taste. A little sweetness. Segments of dark chocolate. Bitter palate. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Compare to Old Speckled Hen but with less yeast and a touch more hops. Compare to Wexford but with less maltiness and a touch more hops. Compare to Tetly’s and Boddington’s but with more flavor period. Awesome pub beer with a great mouth feel. Get on tap or in a nitrogen can.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
Nitro can. orange/ copper with a creamy white head. classic English bitter aroma...sweet grainy malt, a little thin on the palate, lightly hopped. not bad, not great either.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
needs Costello. Hop bubbles, too simplic, bitter and in fact weak taste. Maybe this works fresh and cask-conditioned, but was difficult to finish. Hard to get in Canada, Joey was my guide at Chesters.


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