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

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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xhophead (17) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
WOB, Coconut Creek, FL. Okay, I'm 3 beers beyond what I was going to drink so my judgement might be fading a bit. Thank god for auto spell or this might be unreadable. Nice beer, a bit more malty than I expected, but adequate hops to handle it. A little bitter on the finish, but over all enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bland for an ESB. Little hop influence. $3.39 for tall boy can was pricey. Wouldn’t buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2167) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2016
Lata de @Carrefour, Oviedo. 07/09/16.. BBD:30/11/17 Color ambar, sabor malta, caramelo.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (225) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2016
500ml can BB 31/3/2017 Slight malty aroma with a faint whiff of wet cardboard. Amber color with average head. Mild bitterness with a slight malty palate and a thin finish and a touch of cardboard at the very back. Average but drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Lovely warm aroma of fruit and toffee, almost Christmas pudding esque. Really good malty hoppy flavour, bit sweeter than I thought but not a complaint, the rich maltiness and toffee sweetness work brilliantly together and finish with a light bitter aftertaste. For me, I can’t find much of a fault with this beer, it’s very drinkable, it’s aroma is beautiful and the taste matches.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonev (275) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze bursztynowym z biala dosc obfita piana. W aromacie karmel, slody i lekki diacetyl. W smaku ziolowo-orzechowy dosc wodnisty z goryczka na niskim poziomie. Karmel i lekkie owoce z wysyceniem na dosc niskim poziomie. Typowy przedstawiciel niezbyt ciekawego gatunku ktory mozna dostac chyba w wiekszosci angielskich pubow.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wischylini (256) - Grimstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear amber, with a tiny white head that disappears quickly.
Aroma The aroma is weak and one-dimensional; mostly musty with some creamy diacetyl, and with hints of toffee, nuts and some dried figs.
Taste Very sweet, with a light bitterness.
Palate Medium-heavy body, light carbonation.
Overall An alright beer, but there’s nothing that really makes it stand out. Nor do I get why the brewery claims it has "masses of fruit characters", when you can clearly tell from the reviews that the flavour is malt-driven.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 18, 2016
courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez caramel un peu fruité. Cout caramel brun sucré et fruité, note épicé menthe, avec bonne amertume houblonnée et un peu caramel cuit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1933) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking an Abbot Ale by Greene King at Jabeerwocky Za wczoraj, jeno ocena wrazenia, bez wspomnien niepelnych i zafalszowanych :)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mclaren14 (181) - £ód¼, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Aromat: słodki, karmel i toffi, lekko słodowy Wygląd: barwa bursztynowa, klarowne, beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa piana, opada do cienkiej warstwy, nie zdobi szkła Smak: tutaj o dziwo już bardziej wyraźnie i zdecydowanie bardziej słodowo, karmel wyczuwalny, lekko taninowe, lekko wodniste, goryczka raczej niska, lekko zalegająca Podsumowanie: intrygujący aromat, a poza tym poprawnie

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Słodowe, karmelowe, nieco pustawe. W tle delikatne owoce. Goryczka zaznaczona, w typie ziołowym. Wysokie wysycenie.


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