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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1022   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 and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2004
strong overly ripe fruity alcohol aroma,,dark amber color with no head. light watery body,,would be very refreshing,,very interesting flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4515) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Clear amber color with a perfect nitro off-white head. The aroma was dominated by a spiced nut character, with some sweet honey in the background. The flavor was much like the aroma...a little sweeter than expected, but not all that bad. The nitro kills this (of course!) with it’s watery, flat feel. This would be much beter without the nitrogen capsule.

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