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Greene King Abbot Reserve (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle: Filtered


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours clear amber with a short-lived thin white head. Aromas of iron, metal, rust, brown sugar. Taste is metallic, chalky, sweet. Thin body. Astringent finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1059) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
En lille aroma af karamel, honing og humle. Smagen er til gengæld god af karamel, malt og en del sødme, med afslutning af citrus og tør græs

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildfruity (4) - Aylesbury, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
Excellent ale. One of my favourites. Great balance. Consistently brewed. Always welcome in my birthday box!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
500ml clear glass bottle, filtered, from Tesco. I’ve had this unfiltered from the cask a few times and really liked it. In the bottle there are problems. The clear glass allows the hops to become light struck, so there’s an initial stewed aroma. The filtering has reduced character and flavour. And the forced carbonation creates the wrong mouthfeel. The beer beneath all this bad treatment is solid though. Good malt nicely balanced with fully integrated hops. It doesn’t feel 6.5%, and I’m wondering how much that extra abv has impacted on the regular Abbot, a bottled or canned drink I can enjoy as an everyday drink. This is OK, but the flaws hold it back.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nazzty (1181) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Way too much flavors of liquor and alcohol. Not balanced at all and the hops are completely gone.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (894) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
Orange/copper pour with a thin off white head. Toffee, malty, dried fruit but a bit of a nasty funk under it. Malty, almost toffee flavour, sweet, a little dried fruit

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MohaBeer (146) - Lima, PERU - OCT 21, 2015
Ambar anaranjado con transparencia, sin espuma y sin adherencia,, malta maltoso caramelo moderado bajo, oxidación, cartón húmedo, lúpulo terroso-herbal bajo, melaza. En boca licoroso alto, lúpulo de amargor moderado, lúpulo terroso moderado, malta maltoso caramelo tostado bajo, oxidación, metálico, notas a ceniza y frutos secos. Final maltoso-lúpulado en balance sin astringencia pero con notas a ceniza de tabaco, cuerpo bajo, carbonatación baja.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6741) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a crystal clear amber with a frothy white head and plenty of bubbles. The aroma is sweet malt, resin hop. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a smooth malt woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1091) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Mörkbrun klar med vit skum. Doftar och smakar söt av karamellmalt med bra beska. Typiskt engelsk ale

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
500ml bottle at home BB July 2016, 6.5%. Dark orange / brown, still, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is dark toffee, coffee sweets, kvass, solvent and Stop n Grow. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is spiced rum, dense breads, liquorice stick, burnt and woody hop character. Dry, balanced. A pretty decent supermarket option.


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