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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1062   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2005
Pours a beautiful dark and gold. Hops and malt are dominant on a velvety palate. The bitter enters late in the game, but scores the winning touchdown. This is a good beer that I revisit every once in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (7022) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 19, 2005
Bottle Dark amber, champagne bubbes, low foamy lacing amber head. Fresh English hops and biquit malt. Light bisquit malt body with a nice whiff of hops (citrus, pine, dust). One of the better bottled ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, big white foamy head. Fruity bitter aroma. Bitter fruity flavour with sweetish finish. Makes mouth a bit sticky. Local pub (Public Corner) seems to enjoy taking in British bitters...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2005
Dark amber colour. Tobacco nose. Bitter hoppy flavour. Thick sparkling head. Acidic citrus taste. A little sweetness. Segments of dark chocolate. Bitter palate. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Compare to Old Speckled Hen but with less yeast and a touch more hops. Compare to Wexford but with less maltiness and a touch more hops. Compare to Tetly’s and Boddington’s but with more flavor period. Awesome pub beer with a great mouth feel. Get on tap or in a nitrogen can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
Nitro can. orange/ copper with a creamy white head. classic English bitter aroma...sweet grainy malt, a little thin on the palate, lightly hopped. not bad, not great either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
needs Costello. Hop bubbles, too simplic, bitter and in fact weak taste. Maybe this works fresh and cask-conditioned, but was difficult to finish. Hard to get in Canada, Joey was my guide at Chesters.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle, Sainsburys. Horrible boiled bitter, the cask version is far superior. This is horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5583) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 June, 2002 A long standing favourite in the pub, this is the first time Ive had it in the bottle where it appears a little smoother and sweeter. This has been around since the 1950s and is now established as a good traditional English ale. Masses of dark fruit on the nose, and a good malty taste with a firm mouthfeel, if a little too sweet; the finish can either be a nice, lingering hoppy bitterness, or a bit short and sharp, depending on how it hits the back of the throat. [3.2]
March, 2011 A robust and chewy beer which survives the British bottling process quite well. Perfumed pale malts with pleasant sweet toffee flavours cut into by dark tangy tobacco notes from the bittering hops. The interplay of sweetness and bitterness is quite compelling, and the traditional Britishness of it is very charming. A good beer - with more character than Bishops Finger. [3.4]
June 2012 Good chewy pale malt - lots of smooth toffee character balanced and sharpened by spikes of bitter hops. Can end a bit wet, but overall a bit nice. [3.4]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garrat (1339) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 From A Bottle.Light brown in colour,aroma is of malt and light fruit,taste is gassy sharp and bitter.

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