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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1079   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43216) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36442) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (27265) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (24623) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2004
Nitro-can. Dark amber, small creamy head. Sulphury with raw sweetness. Fruity, mellow and dead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Fairly ordinary ale, very light fruit background, decent malts, but not much character. Not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20531) - 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? Ive had it already...anyway. Its 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
2002-11-25, Bottle, 7-4-5-3-11=30
Beautiful red-amber color and cap. Nice hop aroma, with some fruitness. Average body, not impressive, some metallic sensation. Strong bitter final, with no aroma. Not interesting.

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