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Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Abbot AleAbbot Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

506 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 506
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%


Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2001)
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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StJamesGate

New York

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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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.
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Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.