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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2001
I love this beer. Its brown and creamy with a good head. Evident malt flavors with nice hop balance. I got it for about $10 a four pack and i will get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
u3pyg (22) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma of biscuits and caramel. White head with very good retention. Floral and fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
juvedp (49) - CHINA - NOV 23, 2016
Aroma of malt. Amber color with medium head. Medium bitterness, medium sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PKrzysztof (160) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2016
PL: Idealnie klarowne, miedziane piwo. W zapachu karmelowe, miodowe, przyprawowe. Orzechowe. Smak orzechowy, ziołowy. Trochę siarkowy niestety. Zbyt wysokie nagazowanie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1241) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 28, 2016
the aroma is malty and fruity with shades of garden berries, toffee, nuts, cake and some herbs... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of berries, nuts, toffee, resin, candy and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bland for an ESB. Little hop influence. $3.39 for tall boy can was pricey. Wouldnt buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2389) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2016
Lata de @Carrefour, Oviedo. 07/09/16.. BBD:30/11/17 Color ambar, sabor malta, caramelo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (342) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2016
500ml can BB 31/3/2017 Slight malty aroma with a faint whiff of wet cardboard. Amber color with average head. Mild bitterness with a slight malty palate and a thin finish and a touch of cardboard at the very back. Average but drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Lovely warm aroma of fruit and toffee, almost Christmas pudding esque. Really good malty hoppy flavour, bit sweeter than I thought but not a complaint, the rich maltiness and toffee sweetness work brilliantly together and finish with a light bitter aftertaste. For me, I cant find much of a fault with this beer, its very drinkable, its aroma is beautiful and the taste matches.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonev (428) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze bursztynowym z biala dosc obfita piana. W aromacie karmel, slody i lekki diacetyl. W smaku ziolowo-orzechowy dosc wodnisty z goryczka na niskim poziomie. Karmel i lekkie owoce z wysyceniem na dosc niskim poziomie. Typowy przedstawiciel niezbyt ciekawego gatunku ktory mozna dostac chyba w wiekszosci angielskich pubow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wischylini (271) - Grimstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear amber, with a tiny white head that disappears quickly.
Aroma The aroma is weak and one-dimensional; mostly musty with some creamy diacetyl, and with hints of toffee, nuts and some dried figs.
Taste Very sweet, with a light bitterness.
Palate Medium-heavy body, light carbonation.
Overall An alright beer, but theres nothing that really makes it stand out. Nor do I get why the brewery claims it has "masses of fruit characters", when you can clearly tell from the reviews that the flavour is malt-driven.

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