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

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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a fine white head. Fruit aroma with notes of toffee. Nice flavour of caramel and fruit. Good hoppy bitterness. Very fine balanced.

3.4
yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a dense/creamy off-white head. Light hoppy and caramel malt aroma. Flavour is light hoppy at first before a nice breadish malt flavour takes over. Light fruity hops flavour before and into the finish. Nicely balanced in the end.

3.1
Ungstrup (37574) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
An amber beer with a huge creamy light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of yeast and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit, and with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

2.8
joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2007
Clear orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and caramel with fruity and metallic notes. Flavour of caramel, fruits and hops. Light hoppy finish.

3.6
oh6gdx (26488) - 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...

1.6
omhper (25113) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2004
Nitro-can. Dark amber, small creamy head. Sulphury with raw sweetness. Fruity, mellow and dead.

3.4
Papsoe (25063) - 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

2.4
Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Fairly ordinary ale, very light fruit background, decent malts, but not much character. Not very complex.

3.5
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear amber with a soft, off-white head. Fruit and malt aroma with some sugars and apple. Sweet flavor, with a crisp and sugary malt character that reminds me of a lager. Has some mild bitterness, lightly earthy. Medium in body with average to fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet, semi-dry with lingering sugars and faint hops. Not bad. (3.5)

Can at home in London. Why did I buy this? I’ve had it already...anyway. It’s really not a terrible beer. Clear gold, fine white froth. Lightly toasted bready malt character, mellow caramel, some decent leafy bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Modestly sweet finish, a bit more doughy malt, light leaves. Honestly, this stuff is fine. (3.5)

3.3
Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Clear brown with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, Light bitter and dry finish. 280710


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