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Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

531 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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 ghisty:
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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance:
pours a light gold, darkens as it draws out in the pint, to an orange with honey sides.
color deepens near the center. carb is cresty at the start..thins to a good ale level.
thin silky head, the lacing is smooth and leaves a slick layer on the edge of the glass similar to the darker side of the english ale style.
very clear. no fogginess what so ever. impressed with the color.

smell:
oats. with a good range of other grains, the hops are barely present in the nose,
pretty short. something a bit citrus like distant woodsmoke. nice overall nose.
unsmoked tobacco.and i think its the malt coming thru.

taste:
malt hits first. a carmely flavor very familiar in ales.
this ale doesnt overstate the hints of citrus or extra bitter hops that alot of other ales choose to exaggerate , or really any of its charectaristics really ..its not overly got any serious taste other than a bready malt and a nice flat finish with some minimal hop action. its taste is great. but its not overstated.i enjoy the finish, nice 30 seconds or so of flavour range after the swallow.

mouthfeel:
like an ale should be, not overly thick, or creamy, or watery, but a good balance of starting sharp and ending flat. which makes it enjoyable and makes you want to drink more of it. it does that well.

overall:
my first time having this was after a long work stretch, in a terrible ghetto hotel and i was over tired and didnt have any other method but to drink straight from the can,
as ghetto hotels have no beer mugs available. I recalled being impressed by it's quality at the time, and seeing it again I was in the mood for an ale or 5. so...
seeing it poured properly corrected my initial judgement on this ale.
it's alot better than I had remembered served properly, and I will be including it
on my list of go-to's . dont let the slightly lower price fool you, this ale is great.

Serving type: can

02-25-2013 20:46:26 | More by ghisty
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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.

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Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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