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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1060   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 This is a deep amber with a short but dense, long-lasting light tan head that leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faintly caramelly/toasty malt with flowery hops, nuts, leaves, pine, earth, and hint of fruit. The taste is a full caramelly, malty body with flowery, earthy, hops, faint fruitiness, hint of nuts and pine, a perfectly balanced bitterness with sweetness, followed by a long, smooth finish that slides over the toungue, leaving a nice toasted grain aftertaste. Itís smooth, drinkable, but very tasty: very satisfying and what I would expect and want from a good bitter. It has a perfect sweet-bitter balance with both traits persistent simultaneously.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ampers99 (2) - - AUG 23, 2001 does not count
Abbot is a difficult beer to rate. I must stress that these marks only count if the pub has a very good cellarman, and the beer has sat in the barrel for at least 48 hours in the pub before putting on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2001
I love this beer. Its brown and creamy with a good head. Evident malt flavors with nice hop balance. I got it for about $10 a four pack and i will get it again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
500ml bottle @ home. Pours a 2cm head which reduces to a small white rim along the edge. Clear light amber in color. Aromas of sweet malts, toffee, and light spices from the hops. Tastes of rich caramel malts, toffee, and some sweet licorice in the finish. Medium bitterness. I really enjoyed this ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
A great english bitter. Its thick with a soild unique flavor that is at once classic and inventive in its flavor. Any fan of english bitters are in for a REAL treat!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Futch 499 (5) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2001 does not count
I like this beer. Havenít drank enough beer from both draught and can to compare the tastes, but if it only gets better with the draught Iíll be back to post a five star when I have some on tap. It has a real nice flavor. Slightly smoky and sweet. Great appearance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyOlhus (43) - Amager (Copenhagen), DENMARK - AUG 20, 2001
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Nice clear amber colour with a fine white head. Fruit aroma with notes of toffee. Nice crisp flavour of caramel and fruit. Good hoppy bitterness. Very fine balanced. One of my favorites!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4035) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
cereal, toast, resin, cheese, basement aromas, cooked vegetables, smoke, cough drop, butterscotch, orange, sparkling, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tupungato (61) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2014
500 ml poured from a bottle. Pretty nice ale with large yellowish head dissipating quite soon. Medium caramel aroma. Medium bitter taste. Just a little sour. A little. Liked it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Thanks to dogbrick, I was able to recieve one of these ales. It is tasy stuff with a nice gold color. Light and smooth with a slight bitterness that I like.

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