Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A - This pours a honey amber hue with a massive four finger khaki head that has hints of almond, and leaves a whole lot of lace on the glass. Retention is outstanding, and the head gets frothy and pitted as it takes it's time relaxing to a solid finger of whipped cream. This is a good lookin' beer.
S - Honey and nut breakfast cereal...like Honey Bunches of Oats, or hot oatmeal with honey drizzled over it. Some gentle floral hops are present, and this nose is fairly well balanced between hop oil notes and malty honey and almond aromas.
T - Lots of honey and nuts in this sweet brew. I taste lots of honey coated almonds and whole grain cereal. There are hints of succulent fruit along with some mild hoppage.
M - Gentle smooth carbonation and a medium body make this a silky sipper that goes down easy. The mouthfeel is delightfully mild, to match the flavors in a way. The finish is slightly hoppy and only very slightly dry. This isn't sweet, but the finish is "wet" I guess you could say.
D - This is a great session brew, or pub brew as the English might say. This won't floor you with complexity or bash you over the head with outrageous flavors, but it is a study in balance and "pleasant" flavors. This is an all around good beer.
Serving type: can
03-11-2008 16:45:22 | More by pmcadamis
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.