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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1059   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Can. Deep copper pour with aroma of bready caramel malt, toffee. Fruity in the taste, with some caramel maltiness and floral hops in the finish. Pretty good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Fruity auroma with a beautiful pour. Nothing special here, but it’s beer, and that’s good enough for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2005
440ml nitro can. Huge creamy head on amber beer. Mild aroma. Creamy with malt and caramel flavors and a light bitterness at the finish. Fairly good. Similar to the other Greene King brews, but better balance than most of the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle from Tesco’s poured with a fairly good head and glorious autumn sunset colour. Aroma began with banana and then delivered burnt caramel. I thought the malty, sweet, sour taste was delicious, and the bitterness at the finish was just right. Pretty good bitter.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6786) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25392) - 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...

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