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Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)

overall
40
44
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.

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3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodbod (226) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
On cask at the Corryvreckan, Oban. Pours a clear dark amber, with a short lived white head which leaves lacing. Not much on the nose - in fact nothing at all. No, wait, theres a wee bit of sweet maltiness. Taste is soft, light sweet caramel malt, floral hops, very traditional hop notes in the finish ie medium bitterness, slightly metallic, nothing fruity). Palate is the best thing about this beer - its refreshing, rounded, and clean in the finish. A very solid traditional beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jice (329) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2016
Pression, pub sur Londres (Baker Street). Droutante pour les non initis continentaux :/

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2530) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Cask tap at market tavern, northampton. Deep amber color, small white head. Aroma has malts and bitter notes. Nice smooth and bitter taste, some fruity notes and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2691) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Cask at Woollen Mill, Hungry Horse pub, Darlington. Deep amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and slight malty yeasty aroma. Taste is fruity, malt, sweetish, bready with tangy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4258) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2016
From cask @ The Diamond, Londonderry. This one has a darker golden colored body, a bit of a blur and in the top a relatively medium sized cask bubbly off-white head. It smells quite good. Kinda floral and grassy. Sweet diacetyl, white sugar. Nice in a cask way. Tastes decent also. Its really creamy and smooth both in the mouth any on the bubbles. Mild bitter, some birch. A little sweet yeasty melony thing in the finish. Wood also, and I could swear I tasted alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice enough this. Easy to chug down for a thirsty guy. 07.06.2016

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (806) - USA - MAY 20, 2016
Very cloudy amber, some lace. Earthy nose. Medium body, little flavor, flat but smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, avg length. Hint of bitterness, no acidity, hidden sweetness. Simple fruity flavor, tangerine, yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (377) - - MAY 19, 2016
Light tan color with ruby hints. Low carbonation. Aromas of caramel, some fruitiness, and a light whiff spicy hops. Fruity and hoppy flavor. Starts fruity with bubblegum, apricots, and caramel. Finishes dry and bitter. Overall, very balanced. Good bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1239) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
On cask. Deep orange body, thin white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, floral hops, orange zest and some butter. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (3081) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From cask at The Granite City, Aberdeen Airport, 04.08.12. You know youve landet in a civilized country when you can get a perfect pint of real ale at the airport :-) Dark golden in colour, off-white persistent head. Served slightly too cold. Aroma of dark caramel and toffee, with hints of hops and grains. Taste of caramel and malt, with superbly balanced bitterness. Long and delighful aftertaste of hops and malt that keeps evolving in the mounth. Perfect, just perfect.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (538) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
From draught, Three Tuns, London. A bit disappointing to be an ESB, dull aroma.


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