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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger, Pilgrim and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

"Abbot Ale is the culmination of knowledge and skills that have developed over centuries of experience. Brewed longer to a unique recipe using pale, amber and crystal malts, making it a full flavoured, smooth and mature beer. This irresistible ale has masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 [bottle from sainburys] pours light brown with a head which doesnt last well. Nose is mainly malty, some caramel notes, but there is something stale, toffee like and unpleasant going on (diacetyl?). body is decent, not a beer i enjoyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
I found this very hard to drink, the flavour is full but too full for what they are trying to achive. Cask will be different but not one id got for again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
Orange-brown with delicate white head. Some maltyness in the aroma and huge earthy hop tones from english hops. Somewhat roasted with notes of peanut and rubber. Fresh hoppy flavor with notes of cream and maltsweetness. Hoppy finish which grows on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
This was a very nice Bitter. It was light and had a smooth flavor. Creamy finish and a good malt balance. I would drink another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Malty and flowery, this bitter is a nice session beer. Creamy and light yet bold enough to keep my interest. A lot like old speckled hen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle. Amber body with a limp tannish head. Nose is caramel, sweet amlts, light cocoa, tea leaves, hops and ripened fruits. Taste has more hoppiness coming through and more tea notes. Rich fruitiness, relaxed caramel, and mild earthy notes. Body is creamy and smooth. Medium feel and minimal carbonation. Finishes with sweet malts, caramel, light tea leaves, earthy hops and mild fruitiness. Not bad. Id like to try this on cask!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Canette. Robe orange aux reflets cuivre surmonte dune lgre mousse blanche crmeuse et persistente. Armes lgers de diactyl. Saveurs de diactyl trs prononc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Nitro-Pours with a nice full head with a soft fruity aroma. Kind of an amber/copper color. No carbonation and the finish isnt very bitter for an English ale. Something I would love fresh and on cask. Good solid ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Glug, glug, glug goes the can, the brew settles smoothly and show a copper/amber hue, under a creamy off-white, well-maintained head. Aroma, soft, sweet, and lightly spicy...fresh, green hops...rather nice! Taste: neat, tidy, hop-laden jump on the palate...then smooth and mellow. good malt in the body. Classic English pale ale, apparently "brewed longer for a distictive, full flavor." I wouldnt call it "full", but its fuller than many, maybe even most. "Full-flavoured, smooth, & mature" it says in a ring around the top of the can. They left out "sophisticated". There is something in the taste Im not crazy about, maybe its that fresh, green hop character mentioned above mixing with caramel malts? Drinks down ultra-easy, nonetheless...a very nice ale, no question. **reading other reviews, Ive got it! Caramel Apple!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark red, and tastes like it looks, with malts and caramel. A little one-sided, though, lacking balance.

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