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Greene King Abbot Reserve (Bottle)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottled, occasinal;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybion (68) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours deep reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is not all that potent but some caramel malts, honey and floral hops are noticeable. Tastes strongly of caramel malts, quite sweet in nature, amongst a backdrop of bready notes, muscavado sugar, and something of a bitter finish with notes of citrus and grassy hops and a slight metallic edge. Palate is not all that exiting and a bit watery but carbonation is at the right sort of low level for this style. Not spectacular by any means but certainly one of the better things Greene King has put out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (468) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark amber color and a small, off-white head with poor retention. Aroma of malts, spices, butter, and yeasts; a lot of dough, some leather, a touch of wood, and caramel. Taste is malty with loads of caramel and again some dough with hints of butter and leather. Medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is a bit bitterer than the taste but not to a fault; otherwise it follows it perfectly. Overall the beer is a great example of what I like about the English brewing tradition; it’s simple but pleasant, balanced, full of caramel, butter, and creates a cozy sensation of familiarity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkellund42 (551) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma is sweet malt, lots of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon cookies, fudge, plums and hints of lemon. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and faint acidic. Body is oily with good carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter/sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, cookies, ripe fruit, hints of mint, cream and caramelized sugar (creme brulee, maybe)? Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3913) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Copper with no head. Clear bottle but no sign of the usual skunky affected aroma or taste because of it. Not as strong tasting as it threatens to be with sticky sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1050) - - JUN 15, 2014
Clear amber color with medium head. Aroma is caramel, wood, toffee. Flavor is caramel, sweet, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1956) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Dark amber with residual head. Aroma of caramel and GK yeast. Taste is caramel, malts, some earth and alcohol. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (644) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
Clear amber, stable offwhite head. Strong aroma: malt, caramel, wood. Flavour is similar with boozy alcohol. Soft mouthfeel but finish is a little rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a pint bottle brought to me by a friend from England. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Malty nose. Light raisin flavors. Moderate carbonation. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Toffee, fruit cake, bread/biscuit, dried fruit. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, bitter sweet, burnt toffee and malts, with a fruity finish. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (679) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Bilka. Clear amber color with an off-white head. Medium sweet flavor of malt, hops, fruits, toffee. Oily texture. Smooth palate. Flat carbonation.

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