Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with rich thick head...smells very malty...sweet full flavor witha slightly bitter finish...quite yummy...
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abbot ale is a full flavoured strong ale. It is always worth a mention but can be rather to sweet and cloying. A beer of this strength should be more distinctive! but as a wide spread brand it scores reasonably well.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Draught and bottle. I hae given this one a go a couple of times, and have been dissapointed every time. Not very fizzy. I cannot really place the sweet, fruity taste I can detect.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle. Poured a clear deep chestnut with light gold head. Strong treacle aroma with Greene King trademark hops. Roasted malt flavour, hops and some bitterness. Good full mouthfeel. Bitter finish with some citrus.Very morish.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong overly ripe fruity alcohol aroma,,dark amber color with no head.
light watery body,,would be very refreshing,,very interesting flavor
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30 March 2004 - Lovely sweet malt aroma with light floral hops. Light Brown-Orange and a good white head. Flavour starts hoppy and sweet light malt and leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste. Palate a bit watery.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If any beer smells like iced tea it’s this one- Abbot Ale pours (from a one-pint can) with a pungent leafy aroma suggestive of tea leaves and tobacco, with a brown sugar and caramel malt backdrop. The body is clear copper with an initially unwieldy light tan nitrogen head that diminishes to the perfect size. The flavor is light and the body is very thin, but leafy hops and caramel/brown sugar malts are apparent along with a metallic aftertaste. Subtle.
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Small sized smooth head with a vanilla hue and fine-small sized bubbles. Uncarbonated, hazy and an orange hue. Malty and hoppy aroma and flavor. Smooth, watery and thin mouthfeel. Light bodied beer with sheet lacing.
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This canned brew poured a very foamy head of milky off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a most excellent sheet of lace. The body was a very finely carbonated hazy brown color. The aroma contained notes of malt and dough. The palate was smooth thick and mildly vinous aftertaste that later on smoothened in the finish. It had a mild bitter hop malt flavor with a few doughy notes.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber/orange with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and bready. Watery and thin. Honey sweet, with mild nuttiness. Somewhat cloying. Overall, not to bad, but not very memorable.