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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1100   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
A pretty good ESB, especially from a can. Nice flavor, color and cask-like carbonation!

Trolleo (1911) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 27, 2018
Terrible mix of caramel, malt, iron and flowers in the aroma. Brilliant copper color with minimal white to zero head. Caramel taste, sweet with only a hint of bitterness. Watery, average to lively carbonation. //bottle

dtkor (2) - - DEC 23, 2017 does not count
I like this beer. It has a full flavour and at 5% it is very drinkable. It looks good in a glass, and it is one of my top choices from the supermarket shelves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dchad56 (591) - - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle - light copper with decent initial head. Good mouthfeel. Easy drinking, with fruity caramel and good bitter finish. Ok.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Decent on cask but bottle is thin and quite tasteless in comparison. Rating from pre RateBeer days, taken from notes in my 1001 Beers book, where I gave this a 2/5.

klukas (393) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Dark copper colour, with medium short-lived head. Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices (?). Palate: Medium body; gentle carbonation. Taste: Malt, caramel, bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: Easy, drinkable, tasty, but nothing special or recognizable.

deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Back log rating so not much to add in terms of aroma , palate , appearance etc . rating from an old app

donalg (135) - Cork, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2017
Can from shop in Santa Ponca in Mallorca. Pours Amber colour with small white head, fairly good head retention. Nice sweet caramel malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour, all European hops, earthy, piney, not much citrus, a little watery. Quite a pleasant beer

tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 20, 2017
Apariencia : ámbar (aprox. 7 SRM) de buena claridad. Cabeza blanco hueso con regular retención y ligero encaje. Nariz : Malta caramelo muy ligera con toques de manzana roja y delicado lúpulo floral Boca : cereales y galleta de agua con ligeros tonos de maíz cocido. Amargor medio (35 IBU aprox.). Cuerpo ligero. Buena carbonatación.

Quick3Beers (1564) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Pours a ruddy iced tea color from a tap. Smells sort of like cool weak tea as well, but the flavor is more like weak coffee, or like water run through a coffee maker with no grinds in it, just a hint of the baked on shmeg inside the machine. Not good.

Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle, 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours copper with small white head. Malty, some fruit, spices, caramel, watery. Quite bland. Light to medium bodied.

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