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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
Abbot Reserve has an abv of 6.5% and is a perfect winter warmer on a cold night. It is a distinctive full-bodied smooth and mature beer, bursting with rich fruit cake and toffee flavours.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4698) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with off white head, malty aroma with sweet caramel and roasted malts coming through in the taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. This was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a beer with more ommph.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (1040) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,fruit,spices and floral aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter finish ; Heavier body ; Pleasant ESA.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Noticeably strong and sweet like ales of this type in both aroma and taste. Copper golden with a bubbly head.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
CasK! .. . last beer of the evening, tomorrow we hit Giants Causeway!! .. . . This pint was poured at the Bridge House (yes, i walked back after the Saloon) .. Comes out a deep ruby .. . great foam .. . bitter toffee .. . light mouth .. . not sure where they get reserve from? .. . . that’s good yacky!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 09/03/13. Very lightly hazed chestnut brown with a thin off white head that retains well. Nose is dark malts, GK yeast, brown sugars, toffee, disappointingly thin for a 6.5% beer! Taste comprises dark fruit, sugars, raisens, toffee, touch of spice but ultimately it just tastes like a stronger version of most other GK beers - you just can’t escape that yeast strain! Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Drinkable but largely forgettable for a 6.5% beer - lacks depth and complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (681) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours amber with yellow-white mid top. Aroma - malty, bready, sweet fruity, but mostly pine. Flavor pleasantly yeasty, matured. Taste - sweetish with huge load of hops bite. A bit watery, dry, bitter finish. Style could be bitter to this one. But I enjoy it anyway. It was just what I seek to - conditioned ale flavor, old ale with kind of strong maturation presence. Will repeat this one, no doubt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2013
ambrata schiuma media discreta persistenza toffe fruttsto mela corpo medio amaro contenuto discreta beva

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
In Archibald Simpson. Copper coloured with a generous white head. Aroma of caramel malt with some nuttiness. Medium to full body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Intense copper color with small white head that disappears quite fast. Aroma.. Fruity, malty Taste.. Sweet malts that afterwards turns into quite bitter hops. Alcohol is well noticable, thou it isnt bothering me at all. Finish is quite bitter and dry.


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