Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by BeerResearcher:
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a dark copper/amber with a small-sized beige head.
A pleasant fruit and sweet malty smell is upfront, with a light dry hoppy aroma in the background.
Sweet caramel malty flavors dominate. A nice herbal taste lasts throughout the glass. The hops provide tea-like flavors, along with a taste of limes.
I always enjoy an Abbot Ale! No matter the time of year, where I am, what kind of mood Im in, its just plain good and friendly. It's a very consistent performer.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2005 22:56:15 | More by BeerResearcher
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3.63/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml can purchased from LCBo for $2.10 CDN. Served well-chilled into a pint glass.
Appearance - Clear copper color. 1.5 fingers of frothy white head with good retention time. Some bubbles are rising to the top. Nothing spectacular beer, but a decent looking brew.
Smell - Dark fruit and molasses predominantly not a lot else and the aromas weren't terribly strong wither. What is there is pleasant but a lot of straining needed to pick up the aromas.
Taste - Lots of sweet ripe fruit that has been candied in molasses. Dark fruit. Exactly like how you would expect it to taste given the nose but with a lot more intensity and deliciousness.
Mouthfeel - Velvety smooth and a bit syrupy (but that works with the molasses flavors). Low carbonation but still rather dense feeling beer.
Overall - Nice brew that pleasantly surprised. I could see myself buying a few of thee again.
Serving type: can
02-11-2014 05:14:26 | More by DenisKolkin
3.28/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Having recently been on an Ale kick I wanted to try the Green King brewery ale's and went about getting Wexford Irish Cream Ale along with the Abbot Ale
The Abbot ale is not a bad beer, but a bit too bitter for my liking, the head on the beer was very thin and wore away quickly
Side by side with Wexford it is a superior beer, but I would rather have a Tetley's in this style
I think it is probably a decent beer for the style, just not my favorite ale - if this was maybe 10 ibu's less bitter I would enjoy it much more
Serving type: can
11-04-2013 03:28:38 | More by Dapuma
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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