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: 1043   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours tan with a greeneish hue and little head to speak of. Nice fruity esters with a bready aroma. I also get some blackberry and toffee. Very restrained flavors of caramel and toasted cookie with fruit. A little bitterness. Somewhat underwhelming but smooth and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2004
I guess I’m in the minority on this one. Altho I paid waaay too much,$9 a 4 pack,I love this stuff. The insidious nitro can. Ya either love em or hate em. I luvs em. Poured medium amber with the standard huge nitro burst. Big malty,fruity and mild nutty nose. Creamy mouth feel with a tad of bitterness in the finish. If this stuff wasn’t so $$ in my area,I’d buy it by the case(s). Goes down so good and easy. Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Nitro can. Amber color with thick head that seems to last forever. Aroma is malt and fruit. Fairly light body with sweet malt flavors. Smooth and unexciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Read history on this beer before tasting it, so it had a lot riding on it. Generally speaking, I wasn’t disappointed. Tasted on draught at the Moon and Sixpence, Woodvale. Poured a clear, deep copper with a dense, slowly forming, off white head. The aroma seemed mild and the bar was crowded so I only noted a little floral hops and toffee malt. Full bodied and light in carbonation, with only a spritzy sensation on the tongue. In the mouth the flavour was refreshing, although quite sweet, and reasonably balanced with a strong burnt sugar and toffee taste, floral and grassy ’earthy’ hops and a lightly bitter malt and hops swallow. Turned out to be a nice session ale that has become a Sunday afternoon regular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3612) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle. Mild toasty/caramel faint malts in the nose. Transparent copper/amber color with a light tan head. Light, rubbery malt tastes in the middle with minor licorice notes. Bland and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
from the nitro can. poured copper with a smooth med size head.flavor sweet citrus, honey, caramel, malts, peaches. flavor,very weak caramel, floral, dryness. was disappointed I was hoping that aroma would be present in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
Copper brown with a white head - that is not lasting. Tastes of caramel , toffee with slight trace of honey. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
Dark red-brown color, light sweet malty fruity aroma and taste, light hoppy, light body, light bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
500 ml "nitro bomb" can. Pours hazy deep amber with a creamy nitro-fueled head that lasts and lasts (geez those widgets make for a weird pour imho - but I have to admit they make for an impressive looking glass-full). Aroma is very light, hindered by the thick foamy head - mild malts, a little old wet wood, and slight floral hops. Rich, complex malty flavor, slightly fruity with dried apricots and peaches, caramel and light hoppiness. Medium body and no carbonation with that weird and mostly objectionable nitro widget flatness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2004
Very typical bitter this one. Hoppy nose, some soap. Clear, reddish coloured, short off-white head. Taste is sweet, bitterness evolves towards the end. Hoppy, much hops. decent. Not dry.

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