Hardys & Hansons Abstinence

Formerly brewed at Greene King
Bury St. Edmunds, England
3.6% · Golden Ale/Blond Ale · 3 Ratings · Special Release ·
Cask; Special - January 2006.
After the traditional excesses of the festive season, surely every real ale lover’s New Year’s resolution should be to start the year with a pint of Abstinence.
Although it cannot be claimed that Abstinence will necessarily make the heart grow fonder, true connoisseurs of the brewer’s art will undoubtedly love this refreshingly light, pale golden cask conditioned ale with its delicate fruity flavour and distinctive hoppy aroma.
Made from only the finest pale ale malt brewed to perfection with best quality English hops, at only 3.6% ABV, Abstinence truly is the most remarkably good post festive season ale.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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