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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11716) - 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 (2253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3484) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Mahogany brown colour with lasting head. Aroma is sweet with some dried fruits. Flavour is malty and sweet with stewed red fruit and apples. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1009) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Cask at The Duke of Cambridge, Cambridge. Tawny, clear and flat. Very little head. Aroma of rich caramel, musty sealing wax and fig rolls. Taste is sweet, fruity and boozy.unexciting flat palette. A mixed bag, glad enough to only have a half.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (598) - - DEC 9, 2014
Very subtle aroma but a massive hoppy hit. Incredibly smooth. Very strong. Quite honey tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Cask at Victoria Station Spoons. It pours clear deep amber with a bubbly beige head. The nose is rich, earth, dried fruits, toffee, wood, vinous quality, brown sugar and honeyed fruits. The taste is smooth, woody, toffee, leather, alcohol warmth, sultana, fruit cake and leather with a dry finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Nice balance. Turns out GK can knock out a decent beer when they want to!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Clear amber English Strong Ale with a sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet and a little too strong flavor with notes of vanilla and wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1059) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Aroma: fruity sweet with hints of berries. Flavor: sweet with notes of caramel and berries and some bitterness. Color: reddish brown amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1898) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Cask six chimneys wakefield jdw. Mahogany colour thin white head lacing. Aroma is nice toffee plums raisins. Taste is same good malts alcohol definitely present. Medium body. Good attempt at ESA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
A reddy brown coloured beer with a whitish head. A fruity aroma with some toffee notes, but deliberate and not diacetyl. Jammy in the mouth with good alcohol notes. Nice and fruity and malty. Really surprisingly good. Shows that GK can brew really good beer if they try.

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