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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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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UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Nitro-perfect. Nitro-smooth. Slight metal, like in all of these canned widget things. Actually, kind of had taste.....malty a little sweet. The second one starts to get a little watery. These pub drafts always hit the spot when in the right mood. Not bad.

Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours copper in color. Smells sweet, malty. Fluffy white head, well balanced with a hoppy start and a malty finish. Carmel and sugar flavors are dominant. Hey ABBOT!

DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Deep amber, clear, moderate head. Caramel and faint fruit aromas. Sweet caramel malt palate with a non-specific fruity element that you lose as you get further into the beer. Quite good.

iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
440mL can. Smells of caramel and toffee malts, with a little bit of raisins. Pours a clear copper with small white head. tastes of some dark fruit (plum and raisin) and bready malts with a moderately bitter finish. Wasn’t too bad of a brew.

pivnizub (10811) - Bochum, Por�ř�, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle: Amber coloured, thin foamy off-white layer; malty, fruity (raisins) nose with traces of molasses, a tinge of hops,too; moderate bitter-sweet (malty) flavour; long bitter-malty-fruity (liquorice) finish. Pleasant and quite well rounded.

Panzerfaust (870) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Copper colored with a medium creamy head. Aroma has equal parts of malt and hops. Fruity character and flavor. Medium body, long finish. Smooth and very enjoyable!

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Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle (from Tescos). Before having this I had a bottle of Directors and this was a cut above it and I can see what some people like about it. Unfortunately the nutty crystal malt flavours prevent a fuller enjoyment from me.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Bronze coloured with a small, dense head. Sweetish malty with typical notes of nuts and caramel and only a discreet bitterness. Very smooth and inoffensive. 130700

Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2005
nice fruity smelling bitter. amber colored, thin head. tastes malty, caramel and fruity(citrus), hopbitter and sweetish. finishes bitter and citrussy. thin bodied, creamy texture. nice one.

Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Handsome amber color with a steady head. Flavor is much more bitter than I expected, but with a malty breadyness underneath.

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