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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3.63/5 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
United Kingdom (England)
2.83/5 rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Poured into my Hobgoblin pint glass from the bottle.
Appearance. Amber with a slight red warmth shining through. Bit too similar to lager for my tastes. The head quickly reduced to nothing after a few minutes.
Smell: There is a warmth and maybe some slight chocolatey or spicyness.
Taste: The taste mirrors a fainter smell, though there is more of a lager taste to it (i'm not sure what else to call it).
Mouthfeel: Fairly fizzy when held in the mouth.
Overall: I thought i would enjoy this more than i did, it was a bit too similar to the generic lagers in the pub to my untrained palette.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 18:55:19 | More by Kevichella
3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Into a pint glass:
A: clear malty copper colored body with a film of a head just sitting on the top of the body, barely any lacing
S: sweet English malts
T: sweet through the malts, that English malty aftertaste, sticky sweet finish
M: light to medium in body, fairly sessionable, carbonation is standard for the style leading to a decent smooth sort of coating of the mouth and tongue
O: good beer for the style, good beer to me, now where's my fish and chips
Serving type: nitro-can
10-29-2013 17:52:33 | More by BeerKangaroo
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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