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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1071   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Nitro can version served in an English pint glass. Pours a deep, clear gold, just shy of copper in color. A white pillowy head that slowly thins out, leaving excellent retention behind. Initial aroma of apples at first, followed by butter toffee. Breadiness becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Taste is subtle and balanced, right on point for an English pale ale. Flavor of toasted malts and mild hops are evenly balanced, making for a slightly sweet, barely bitter experience. However, the aroma of apple makes it into the flavor just slightly--making you think of a cider, just for one moment. Mouthfeel is smooth, but not quite as velvety as one might expect given the nitrogen widget. Some carbonation is noticeable. In sum: I rather like this beer. For me, its an exemplar of the English ale style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mindwarp (223) - 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 (2630) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (503) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 12, 2017
50cl bottle at Doncaster airport. Medium creamy white head. Clear amber pour. A decent bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onesimus (40) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Copper colour off white head Malty on the nose Nice balance beer, malts upfront but a metallic after taste The upfront flavour is a nice balanced beer it is spoilt by the metallic aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kubmal (273) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Amber colour, big, creamy head. Aroma is weak, only some hops and caramel. Taste is dry with some caramel and metallic notes and unpleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeorgePratt (62) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle from local store. Malty and fruity aroma. Pour is amber in colour with a medium head with medium to good retention. Taste fts notes of vanilla, caramel and flora. Good, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Caramel and floral aromas supplemented by some butter. If not for the butter it would be ok, though its also very heavy on the caramel. Dont remember much more, just that the 3 bottles Ive tried were very much like that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
u3pyg (25) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma of biscuits and caramel. White head with very good retention. Floral and fruity hops.

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