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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Can. Pours a clear golden brown with a lasting head. Aroma is quite bland. Flavor is a good balance between the hops and malts with the malts providing a sweetness in the finish. Very low carbonation. Overall a decent ESB but not one that I would seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzurro (150) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Gift from a friend. I do have good friends. Nice brit ale. Learning about bitter ale. Still worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (2563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2017
Clear amber colour, medium sized creamy slightly yellowish head; aroma of toffee biscuits, floral notes and some overripe fruitiness; taste is the same with bitter orange notes; smooth and refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (928) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2017
Cognacfarvet Premium Bitter/ESB med fantastisk smuk hvid og tætskummende krone på 1-2 cm, som langsomt svinder til et par mm. Perlende og klar/filtreret. Aromaen, som ikke står specielt skarpt i billedet, er lettere syrlig/sødlig med noter af brændt karamel og lidt ubestemmelig frugt. Smagen er let til medium bitter, men det er den bløde mundfølelse, der springer først i øjnene (læs: munden). Den mindre sødme, der kun får brygget balanceret, er fra karamelmalten, som også præger smagen. Balanceret bitter/sødme forhold, men afslutningen tipper lige over til den bitre side. Mundfølelsen er i mine øjne hovedrolleindehaveren her: super-blød takket være en eminent og veljusteret karbonering. Bryggets krop er middel fyldig, og konsistensen er tynd til olieret. Bitter, tør og kort eftersmag. Overall: Let drikkelig ESB med en balanceret smag. I området 5% og deromkring kan den sagtens være en vinder. Men åbenbaringen udebliver. 50 cl på fad, 5.0 % ABV, nydt på Amager Ølhus på Holmbladsgade på Amagerbro. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Pours light copper with a small off white head. Aroma is malty with a hint of caramel. Taste is slightly bitter with notes of earthy hops, light bready malt a hint of caramel, some fruitiness and unfortunately a metallic finish. Some flavours like tea, and fruitcake. A really decent bitter if a bit watery, but its brought down by the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kalkone (6) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017 does not count
The beer has a fruit cake characteres,. Hop is correctly balanced for a Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Not the best taste, but I dont know English beer at all, so perhaps this is what it is supposed to taste like. If so, then good job!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JtanK (485) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Old review before making ratebeer account. Nothing mindblowing, but fairly tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
IslandHaole (1250) - Misawa, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2017
Clear ruby hues with cream colored head. Smells of Tea and brown sugar. Sweet, very thin, theres just not a lot going on here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mindwarp (271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Pours a deep gold with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet malt maybe a hint of caramel. Taste follows the nose minus the caramel. Overall another ok beer that I probably wont have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Gold in colour. Fruity; ripe citrus-orange fruit. Hoppy; earthy hops. Malty; rich malt taste, toasty malts, caramel toffee. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Bitter earthy hops and citrus fruit over a solid malty base. Drinkable. (2009-07)

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