Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.51/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale amber with a motionless carpet of off-white froth (helped by can, no doubt) that clings.
Lots of butterscotch with hints of orange rind on the nose.
Buttery Maris Otter, a hit of toasty granola then tea leaf and orange rind hops.
Tobacco leaf finish and tart apple skin linger that I wish ended sooner.
Soft, round, light with only thoughts of medium.
Solid English malts and understated-but-there hops in just the way you'd expect for an English bitter. At the same time, too thin for the strength and there is something aggressive, tannic and unpleasant in the aftertaste. More MOR from GK.
Not hesitating to put half of this in a chorizo and bean stew.
Serving type: can
04-06-2013 14:16:36 | More by StJamesGate
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3.33/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear coppery color with a hefty and quite solid just off-white head,
The aroma is quite weak and pretty neutral, only small hopy are detectable.
The taste starts sweetish and fruity and following this after same time there is a pleasant bitter taste.
The finish is nicely bitter with that feeling staying with you for some time.
Very nice and very drinkable. Thumbs up.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 15:58:24 | More by MarkoNm
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
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.