Greene King Abbot Reserve (Bottle)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Malt: Pale, Crystal & Amber
Hops: Challenger, First Gold & Fuggles
Distinctive full bodied, smooth and mature beer, bursting with fruit cake and toffee flavours. Very full bodied, rich & sweet with a higher bitterness to provide balance. Bursting with malty, biscuit and fruit cake character from the mixture of pale, amber and crystal malts. Masses of tropical fruits and floral fragrance from the hops in particular the Fuggles. Very complex, rich and warming.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (283) - Mogilev, BELARUS - APR 9, 2017
Aroma: dark caramel, malt, alcohol. Appearance: amber, clear with great light brown head. Taste: dark caramel, malt, bitterness finish, alcohol. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1270) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Amber thin head and lacing. Nose caramel brown sugar taste similar with a touch of fig and cherry ok if a little restrained.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (898) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
So, non-UK raters, Abbot is a fairly standard English bitter to be found in many pubs around the country. Its OK. And so is this, in its souped-up version. Copper coloured, tiny white head head, medium body. I think "complex" is a bit of a stretch, but the dried fruit is pumped up, and malt levels are good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samjdix (47) - - NOV 16, 2016
A good strong beer. Sweet nose and syruppy taste but drinkable. Nice palate in particular. Could be dangerous!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
10/10/16 bottle at home. Not certain what happened to the aroma as there was none. But this is still a good strong ale. Well balanced, old fashioned hops and dominant but gentle malt. Nice bitter bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2209) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Copper/clear brown with small head. The aromas are not intensive and the beer needs to be served warmer and in a more appropriate for aroma preserving glassware. Mostly toast, grains, delicate dried fruits, watered honey and some little vanilla muffin. Mouth feel is watery but on the creamy side. Flavor is juicy malts with notes of roasted toast and muffin bottom. Some flowery honey and dreid fruits make the nose quite satisfied while sipping on it. The finish is medium bitterness that it quite typical for a roasted bitter with noble hops. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4608) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Rich golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malts and fruit. Taste has caramel sweetness, big and rough alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3975) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an dry bitter taste with very subtle hints of some sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (932) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2016
mbar translcido, espuma bege de boa formao e mdia persistncia. No aroma caramelo, terroso, lpulo ingls, amendoado. Paladar de leve/mdio dulor, leve amargor. Corpo e carbonatao mdios. Final mantm o maltado caramelado, amndoas, amendoins, lpulo terroso. Gostei.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (10299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours clear amber with a short-lived thin white head. Aromas of iron, metal, rust, brown sugar. Taste is metallic, chalky, sweet. Thin body. Astringent finish.


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