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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (866) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1065) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8598) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Sir John Moore, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thick creamy head, sweet malty aroma, good film of lacing, rich creamy toffee malty flavour, smooth, easy to drink for the abv

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (94) - - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Nice fruit aroma. Caramel taste with good strength/ kick. Can see why it would be favoured in Winter. Really enjoyed and will drink again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in June 2013 - Very Fruity; dark fruits, sweet orange citrus. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Full-bodied. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Enjoyed it. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1707) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with tight medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and some dark fruits. A little spice is thrown in too. Light on the body. Decent enough, but would expect more from a ESA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4312) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Cask @ The Angel JDW. Woah, Greene King whale watch!! The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is spiced fruit cake, ginger powder, some of that distinct GK yeastiness. The taste is plum, brown bread. Acidic red apple tang. General mineral. More yeast. Leather. Dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, actually not terrible. One of GK’s better ones...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1384) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Cask. Pours a darkish amber. Aroma is sweet, caramel, booze, sherry. Tastes malty sweet, toffee, pretty rich. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Cask. Deep amber beer with a medium offwhite head. Nice spicy, caramell, fruity aroma and flavour with some bitter hops.


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