Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours with an amber body. Head forms but soon dissapates, some lacing on the glass
Smell, malty, quite powerly leafy aroma, slight dry sweetness also
Taste, musky and leafy, few off flavours, slight hop profile also
A pretty average ale, does very little to impress me and has a few off flavours
It wasnt great before, and now they've started bottled in clear bottles...silly chaps
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2004 18:59:08 | More by cypressbob
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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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