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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: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Malt: Pale, Crystal & Amber
Hops: Challenger, First Gold & Fuggles
Distinctive full bodied, smooth and mature beer, bursting with fruit cake and toffee flavours. Very full bodied, rich & sweet with a higher bitterness to provide balance. Bursting with malty, biscuit and fruit cake character from the mixture of pale, amber and crystal malts. Masses of tropical fruits and floral fragrance from the hops in particular the Fuggles. Very complex, rich and warming.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3565) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Rich golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malts and fruit. Taste has caramel sweetness, big and rough alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an dry bitter taste with very subtle hints of some sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (700) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2016
Âmbar translúcido, espuma bege de boa formação e média persistência. No aroma caramelo, terroso, lúpulo inglês, amendoado. Paladar de leve/médio dulçor, leve amargor. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final mantém o maltado caramelado, amêndoas, amendoins, lúpulo terroso. Gostei.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - 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 (1364) - 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 (5537) - 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 (1256) - 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 (990) - 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 (194) - 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.


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