Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by BeerAngel:
2.8/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a nice clear copper color with a soft creamy tight-bubbled off-white head that sticks around for a bit. The smell of grassy malt and toast subtley float out of the froth. This beer repeats the aroma in the flavor and is quite undercarbonated as none is detected in the flavor. It tastes really, really flat! It has a light to medium bodied mouthfeel due mostly to the nitro widget inside yet suffers greatly due to the lack of carbonation which I think affects the mouthfeel too. Drinkability suffers due to the afforementioned attributes. Very lackluster!
Notes: I've drank these before, but it's been a while. I thought I had remembered that these were better than this experience. Maybe my tastes have evolved or maybe something has changed since a few years ago. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2004 00:58:28 | More by BeerAngel
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3.93/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I'm pretty happy I picked this up today. I was looking around the LCBO for something that wasn't from Ontario and won't break the bank and picked this up out of luck. Best decision in a while.
Served from a can into a pint glass.
A: Transparent with a deep copper color. 1.5 inch head that quickly disappears. Solid lacing throughout. A few bubbles rising to the top.
S: Abbot Ale doesn't give off much of an aroma but there is something there. Has a sweet floral smell to it.
T: For me, this is where the beer shines through. At first, you get a nice sweet taste that kind of reminds me of strawberry-apple juice. Towards the middle you get something that tastes like Lyle's Golden Syrup. Finishes off with a bitter note that lingers.
M: I found it to be a bit on the light side. This wasn't a bad thing as it worked with the sweeter flavours it had. Has a nice smooth texture to it.
O: Abbot ale offers a mild experience with a great deal of character. The smooth and fruity feel of the beer makes it great for a session or replacement for fruit juice.
Serving type: can
06-18-2014 22:26:00 | More by AddyCanuck
4.19/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I still can't honestly believe that this beer is so cheap here in Ontario, Canada. It was $2.10 for a tall boy when i first saw it months ago, it's increased since however.
Pours a dark copper colour with a decent amount of head. Doesn't seem to give off a lot of aroma, but the taste is truly great. Feels like a cask ale, not overly carbonated. Lots of flavour, hints of caramel, maybe some raisins, hard to describe. You will not be disappointed though!
To me, it's a fruity, dark-ish beer with lots of character, at a great price. Seems like a winning combination.
Serving type: can
06-12-2014 03:34:23 | More by Derek69
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.