Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
4.11/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm always a sucker for the British beers. I did a semester abroad in college and these brews always remind me of a certain redhead from Surbiton, UK. Ah, the 90's... .
Appearance 4.0: Poured a beautiful and deep golden color. Nice CO2 foamy head that never reached above 1/8".
Smell 4.0: That's nice. Caramel along with chlorophyl-heavy English hops are the predominant bouquets.
Taste 4.25: Front is somewhat dry and short and the middle certainly follows suit, but the middle is where more of those amazing English hops stand up and hit you with that grassy yumminess. Finish is where a delicious, yet subdued, caramel barley taste takes over. Aftertaste is long, delicious and features a strangely compelling light treacle sweetness. Makes you wanna quaff the entire pint in one gulp.
Mouthfeel: 4.0: Excellent low level of carbonation that showcases this lovely English ale.
Overall 4.25: Great example of a British pub beer. Four of five Imperials of this bad boy and the world will take on a different meaning. You'll start writing poetry and wearing shirts with lace on them. You'll start referring to football as "sport." Well, maybe not those last two things, but nonetheless, this is a great beer and you should seek it out and try it. To answer an English person's question: "Is it nice?" Yes, it is. Very much so.
Serving type: can
06-07-2013 05:20:36 | More by BeerDocT
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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.