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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Pure Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, and English Goldings hops produce this fine single varietal golden coloured beer, giving a rich mellow sweetish taste tempered with citric overtones and a subtle bitterness in the finish...Gold Medal winner in strong ale class at Peterboro' CAMRA beer Festival 1998.

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TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2004
Cask. Slightly sappy. Pale in colour. Quite subdued flavours with some sweetness. Very easy to drink.

3.6
DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2004
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham, during their recent beer festival. Sampled with maeib. Pale gold, no head. Stirring honey/herb aroma. Very pleasant silky golden brew. Strong honey and floral flavour. Some assorted fruit in an insistent, heady cocktail of taste, which is excellently balanced. A tinge of strength to finish, but easily hidden and smooth.

4.1
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Mellow and sweet with a bitter citrus finish. Nice. Drinks dangerously below its gravity.

3.9
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 12, 2004
A really good beer, full of hops, slightly sweet (perhaps because of the 5.2% abv) but very easy to drink. Can be compared with Pale Rider of Kelham Island (Champion Beer 2005) but in think the Abbeydale beer is better.

4
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
Fabulous. If you get the chance to drink absolution try it. This is a real ale fans dream. Absolution must rate as one of abbeydales best.

4.6
GeoffClifford (1) - West Molesey, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2004 does not count
I am a declared Guinnes drinker but I found Abbeydale Absolution at a beer festival recently and I can’t fault it at all.

2.6
chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
A bit bland for a premium strength beer. Insipid pale colour. Sweetish malt aroma. Quite nice balance in the flavours at the start, but tails off towards the finish, leaving a slightly cloying sweetness. Cask (gravity), London Drinker beer festival.

2.8
SilkTork (5779) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2004
London Drinker. Gravity. Pale yellow. Sweetly malt with a fragrant citric hop hint aroma. Medium bodied. Satisfying. Sweetish, but gently so. More full bodied at the front, going thin at the back. Greasy caramel malt. OK.

3
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2003
Flat looking beer with a very hopped and slightly sour flavour. The aroma is citrusly hopped. A good standard hopped ale.

3.4
leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2003
Quite pale in colour for this type of beer. Light sweet malts are complemented by a clean floral hoppiness. This has flavours below its alcohol so be careful, because this is quite drinkable.


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