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

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RATINGS: 1088   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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3.3
malbert (105) - odense, - JUL 8, 2002
rich malty alochol aroma, smooth creamy head, slightly amber color. the taste is strong, but not too strong.


2.7
kalunapz (134) - CROATIA - JUN 16, 2017
Boca 0,5L - naravno iz Lidla, mislim da mi je ovo prvi bitter tako da ne znam ta napisati..

3.6
einherjar (335) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2017
Clear amber color, medium beige head. Aroma hops and caramel. Taste bitter with fruity and caramel notes. One of my favourite English bitters from Lidl.

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funcut (638) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2017
Kupljeno u lidlu u Sibeniku...nemam sta reci za ovo pivo..nista posebno... Nije ni prelose ni dobro...moze se piti..malo slatkasto

3.1
FireGlider (579) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2017
Nice amber color with small white head. Malt aroma with some fruity notes. Sweet taste. Quite OK beer.

2.8
nephirem (499) - CROATIA - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear copper pour with two finger white head, produced by reckless and violent pour. Surprisingly decent retention. A bit peppery on the nose, some earthy hops, a bit of cardboard. Thin to medium body. Regular carbonation, slightly prickly. Texture is somewhat thick. As expected, taste is mostly bitter. Aroma a bit grainy, a bit of cardboard. Hops, earthy and grassy. Peppery. Lots of metallic acidity, mostly in the aftertaste. Slightly unpleasant, especially when it warms up. Overall, quite a mediocre effort. Drinkable when served cold, but otherwise... meh.

3.6
saintbase (708) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.7
superspak (5500) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2017
500 ml can into imperial pint glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of caramel, toast, pepper, peach, pear, apricot, apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of caramel, toast, pepper, peach, pear, apricot, apple, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

3.4
paulcliff (16) - - MAY 12, 2017
A good beer for the price. Tasty, smooth English ale. Adding characters to achieve the minimum for comment now because this update of the app obviously has a glitch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Davros IX (329) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - A best bitter that grew on me over 3 bottles and a couple of nights. Malt, bitter hops and perhaps a bit too much carbonation. Its not one to seek out, but it is perfectly fine.

3.5
azzurro (210) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2017 Gift from a volleyball friend, thank you Dave. I do have good friends. Nice brit ale. Learning about bitter ale. Still worth it.


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