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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1041   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 19, 2004
Appearance is almost exactly the same as Fullers London Pride, aroma is quite similar, some burned malt, faint smell of apples and fruits, hoppy notes. Ruby colour, small head in my pint glass. The taste is a bit roasted, I can faintly taste some almonds, the nut bitter taste is superior. Overall, this is not a bad ale, very easy drinking, but very two dimensional and boring ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
wow, I don’t think the aroma of apples could get any stronger. Quite nicely this one pours, giant fluffy head, rose tinted body - overall a great looking ale. I am having this one slightly warm which is good. A plethora of flavors in this one, I detect some roasted malts hazelnuts and something sweet and heavy, like butterscoth. A tart finish makes this a great selection. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
Reddy/amber colour with a rather short lasting off white head. Slight burnt caramel aroma. Taste was of rhubarb, a little nutty and slightly metallic, medium body not very bitter but easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
The aroma is awesome. It has that typical caramel/fruity/cherry aroma of many English bitters and ales. Mouthfeel and flavor is quite thin but what’s there is very pleasant. Taste is a subtle mixture of caramel, molasses, cherries, grapes and almonds. Overpriced but otherwise very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2004
smell of yeast and hops; amber with a creamy, long-lasting head; disappointing, watery taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 25, 2004
Amber color and a creamy head. Smells of English hops and cream. Taste is watery-thick like spit. Molasses, coffee on palate. Aftertaste is not good. Ended up dumping this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2004
Nitro Draught. Nitro head, medium amber colouration. The aroma is of sweet honeyish biscuity malt with a little fruity yeast and hops. biscuity honey malt in flavour, a little nuttyness with mild drying bitterness. a little thin in body and flat, i'd love to try the cask conditioned version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2004
Nitro Can. Pours with a huge white nitro head that sits on the beer like a marshmallow on water. Sweet malty roasty, with candied nut overtones. Body is creamy and heavy initially on the palate, but swallows light and thin. Flavor roasty malt, butterscotch, and lightly smoked almonds. Finishes with a very pleasant mellow bitterness that brings the beer to wonderful completion. Good English Pub Ale/ Bitter. Would Buy Again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - APR 20, 2004
A very interesting pour. The gases settle much like a guiness and I'm left with a very froathy head. A beatiful amber color with an eggshell head. Very smooth, but not what I expected. Nice flavor but a horrible finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
Served on nitro: Poured copper with a tight lasting head. Nitro killed most aroma, just a bit of fruity hops. Nice sweet malty start with a mildly hoppy bitter finish. Bit of citrus there too? Bit thin on the mouthfeel.

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