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


on tap

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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2003
(canned). Orange-yellow color with luxurious nitrogen head. Light caramel aroma led to the same flavor. Perfect hint of bitterness to balance the light malt. Fairly light bodied and straightforward, which is not helped by total lack of carbonation. I think this would be great as a cask-conditioned live ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
widget can. Golden color, peachy fruit nose. Smooth and drinkable, somewhat watery. Minimally bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2003
You know, some of these "widget beers" can be really hit or miss, but Abbot Ale is right on. Nice yellow/organge color and thick white head give it a great appearnce, and the taste is excellent. A smooth creamy brew that goes really well with a juicy steak. I'll definitely share this one with my friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 5, 2003
White weak head. Dark copper-amber color. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty with caramel and a few spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, but more balanced, a bit watery, ending in a caramelly, moderately bitter finish. Light to medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Had the bottle. Seemed to me like various other kentish ales, eg. Bishop's Finger. Great flavor. Smooth and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
A nice, clear copper color with amber highlights. Pours with a two-finger dense, creamy head due to the widget. The aroma is light and fruity. Very light on the palate, a strong malt flavor with some hops bitterness. I have a hard time defining what the flavor is, but it's interesting none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
(Nitro Can) Lightly hazy, light golden ale with a medium-sized, creamy, eggshell head. Thick, whispy lacework. The nose is mild and doughy. Bisquit, butterscotch and light toffee. Butter too. Mild and perfectly balanced flavor. Lightly bitter and tart. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Flat, boring finish. Ever hear of English comfort food? This is an English comfort beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Apperance is a lighter brownish red with a large head. Good lacing effect on the glass. Flavor is a little weak with toffee and caramel being the prodiment flavors. Smooth but not very complex. A beginners bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Creamy head with a nice lacing effect on the glass. Caramel colored, taste, and aroma. Very mild with a slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
(Bottled) Dark amber colour. Fruity hoparoma with hints of iron and citrus. Flowery flavour with toffee notes. Medium bitterness.

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