Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving type: 500 ml can. There is a batch code printed on the bottom but no freshness date.
Appearance: Poured into an imperial pint glass. There was a short but messy spray of beer after I cracked it open (grr!). The color is pale amber with honey tones. A finger of semi-dense eggshell-colored head left a thin cap and ring around the edge.
Smell: It smells like an English pale ale. Light malts, sweet caramel, toffee, honey, a touch of lemon, and some earthy hops. It is very clean.
Taste: It has a relatively full-bodied mouthfeel but the flavor is a tad lacking. It mostly mirrors the smell: light malts, sweet caramel, toffee, honey, lemon zest, and earthy hops. What is most enjoyable is the way the flavors slowly parade across the palate. At first it is sweet, then the lemon zest emerges, and then the bitter aftertaste follows at the end.
Drinkability: This is a decent (canned) British import. I bet it is much better from a cask, though.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2012 05:52:44 | More by TheQuietMan22
More User Reviews:
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 530 ratings.