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


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask: Occasional.
Abbot Reserve has an abv of 6.5% and is a perfect winter warmer on a cold night. It is a distinctive full-bodied smooth and mature beer, bursting with rich fruit cake and toffee flavours.

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maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
A reddy brown coloured beer with a whitish head. A fruity aroma with some toffee notes, but deliberate and not diacetyl. Jammy in the mouth with good alcohol notes. Nice and fruity and malty. Really surprisingly good. Shows that GK can brew really good beer if they try.

mr_h (6060) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Sir John Moore, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thick creamy head, sweet malty aroma, good film of lacing, rich creamy toffee malty flavour, smooth, easy to drink for the abv

Don2711 (496) - - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2016 Nice fruit aroma with bubblegum. Caramel taste with good strength/ kick. Can see why it would be favoured in Winter. Really enjoyed and will drink again. Second pint one year later and even better. Third tasting and continues to impress. Amber colour.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in June 2013 - Very Fruity; dark fruits, sweet orange citrus. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Full-bodied. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Enjoyed it. Decent.

SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with tight medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and some dark fruits. A little spice is thrown in too. Light on the body. Decent enough, but would expect more from a ESA.

jackl (8556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Cask @ The Angel JDW. Woah, Greene King whale watch!! The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is spiced fruit cake, ginger powder, some of that distinct GK yeastiness. The taste is plum, brown bread. Acidic red apple tang. General mineral. More yeast. Leather. Dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, actually not terrible. One of GK’s better ones...

Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Cask. Pours a darkish amber. Aroma is sweet, caramel, booze, sherry. Tastes malty sweet, toffee, pretty rich. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Cask. Deep amber beer with a medium offwhite head. Nice spicy, caramell, fruity aroma and flavour with some bitter hops.

RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with off white head, malty aroma with sweet caramel and roasted malts coming through in the taste.

Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. This was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a beer with more ommph.

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