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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1077   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6158) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Widget can. Has a kind of astringent bitterness in the aroma that is definitely not from hops. Never really smelled anything like it before so hard to describe it. Looks like a lighter Boddingtons when poured. Creamy agitation settles to reveal a reddish tan body. Somewhat like Bass in color. Creamy texture, but has many flavors I associate with macro adjunct pale lagers. Love the body, but the nearly flavorless (till that grainy cereal finish) profile isnt very satisfying. Getting better as it warms though...some sweetness comes out and maybe a sliver of hop finish. Very temperature sensitive it seems. Warms into a much better beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys in East London. Pours a dark amber colour with a medium head. Aromas of roasted caramel malt. Medium body. caramel malt taste with a light hop bitterness to finish. Not at all bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2005
Dark brown beer with a faint red tinting. Average light brown head which rapidly re-generates by swirling. Excellent roasted toffee and caramalt malt flavours and on the nose. Some residual sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Dry, hoppy finish. Improves as it warms up to about 10C in a nice stein. Great winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Can. Deep copper pour with aroma of bready caramel malt, toffee. Fruity in the taste, with some caramel maltiness and floral hops in the finish. Pretty good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Fruity auroma with a beautiful pour. Nothing special here, but its beer, and thats good enough for me.

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