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


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Cask at the moon under water jdw Watford. Mid copper coloured pour with a speckled cream coloured pour. Aroma is sweet and tangy , grain husks, some toffee apple, some solvent. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, stewed veg, pumpkin, toffee apple, brown sugar. Palate is grainy, sweet malts, tangy. Rough round the edges. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pint pour from cask into mug in London. Deep amber, supper creamy. Great body. Light malty taste, not too much carbonation. A nice beer to warm up on on a cold winter’s night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4214) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Cask at the Moon under Water, Hounslow. Deep brown with a lasting loose head, lightly spicy and fruitcake aromas, body is dry-sweet and woody, a bit more spice and fruit, becoming more caramelly and notably sweeter in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amhart88 (107) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Deep burgundy in colour. Dense and rich palate. Hints of christmas pudding, spiced fruit, some toffee. A good strong winter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2015
Cask at the Wharf 010315. Copper colour with some off-white bubbles. Flavour is dry, dried fruits, toffee, pine, caramel, fruit, malt, hop, mature apple, alcohol. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 30, 2015
Pours a deep clear copper with a white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet upfront and then alcohol takes over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 29, 2015
Cask @ Linen Hall JDW, Enniskillen [280415]
Dark amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma of caramel, twiggy hops, GK yeast
Taste of caramel, dab of roast, toffee, soft twiggy earthy hops, GK yeast, soft fruity caramel, touch of pear drop, very much a stronger version of Abbot, taste improves with the drinking
Palate - Medium body, alcohol fairly noticeable. Finish of twiggy hops, some toasted malts, caramel, dab of alcohol
Overall - Reasonable English strong ale. Cheap here at £1.80/pt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Cask at the Wharf. A clear copper colored beer with some off-white bubbles on top. Dark dried fruits, some toffee and pine cones in the aroma, as well as a hint of fruit caramel. It’s quite dry on the palate, but feeling lightly sweetish. Toffee, dark dried fruits and a decent bitterness. Pine cones too. Alcohol hints. Very soft carbonation. Lasting finish with a nice balance. Pretty nice this one. 150301

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Cask @ Cockney. Clear dark amber with creamy small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, biscuit and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, biscuit, hop, little toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Cask at JDW Putney. Reddy brown, still, pretty clear, scummy head, thick lacing. Aroma is non-descript. Body is medium, low carbonation, pretty smooth mouthfeel. Taste is tangy and rummy, big rounded toffee malt character - almost pungent, a little dry and ashy, gluey, resiny. A malt bomb of a beer, just right for the season.

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