Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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4.75/5 rDev +30.5%
Poured a 500-ml can into a large stein.
Appearance - Clear amber ale with a wicked 1/4-inch foamy head. Looks amazing.
Smell - great malt aromas with detectable maple and chocolate undertones.
Taste - surpremely balanced flavours of toffee, caramel maltiness with a slow rolling even-out on the tail. Minor bitterness and a lightly roasted hoppy flavour at the very end.
Mouthfeel - extremely smooth and creamy effect. Doesn't get much better.
Drinkability - this strikes me as highly drinkable wiuthout ever being boring. The only risk I could think of is how rich it is... something to savour in due moderation.
12-21-2008 21:15:14 | More by DoctorStrangiato
4.68/5 rDev +28.6%
This is among my all-time favourites.
It is deep copper with a nice, creamy head (I should not that this is from a regular can, not the draught/nitro can shown or which seems to be popping up unfortunately). that lasts forever, slowly srhinking, and leaves some nice lace.
The aroma is malty and hoppy, with caramel, toasted bread, earth, pine, citrus. It has a wonderful, well-rounded character and range of elements.
The taste is similar, with the same qualities noted in the aroma. It has an amazing sweet-bitter quality that is wonderfully balanced, being both at the same time. It's very tasty, with a great feel, never bland, and exceeddingly smooth and drinkable.
04-18-2008 17:22:24 | More by Offa
4.6/5 rDev +26.4%
I haven't had this since I used to go to the Richmond Arms pub in Houston, so I decided I'd give it a whirl again. All I can say is I could kick myself for not buying it sooner. This is a damn good beer. I love the flavor. I bought this and Boddington's Pub Ale. Needless to say, I wish I'd just bought the Abbot Ale.
A - 4.5, Poured very well and a nice amber color.
S - 4.5, Loved the smell.
T - 4.5, This is a great tasting ale
M - 4.5, Not too sticky and not too thick, perfect actually
D - 5.0 I could drink this all day and night.
03-23-2007 15:02:20 | More by bigpatvoodoodad
4.6/5 rDev +26.4%
An outstanding English ale! Poured from a pint can. It poured a nice chestnut brown color with a small head that lasted the enitire pint. I wish i find this on tap. Creamy and rich with a classic ale smell. Zero aftertaste. High quality no doubt. Ice cold pint can single ready to go from beer world in largo on ridge rd. A new favorite.
01-23-2012 21:40:31 | More by dBmV
4.55/5 rDev +25%
I enjoyed a pint of Greene King Abbot Ale at a London pub earlier this week.
This is a gorgeous and popular English Pale Ale notable for it fragrant Challenger and Fruggles hops. The crystal and amber malts are subtle in this brew, so GK Abbot Ale does not exhibit the sweetness of many EPAs. It's very refreshing ale.
The color is full amber with red highlights topped by a generous off-white head. Carbonation is restrained and not particularly long lasting.
Malt aroma dominates floral hops from the head, but taste is balanced toward a hops bite. Given the tartness of this brew I was surprised by the full and silky body. I could stick with this ale all evening.
Greene King Abbot Ale definitely goes down as one of my favorites.
01-01-2009 02:46:12 | More by yzer
4.53/5 rDev +24.5%
Here in Peru there are not many places where you can sample beers from other countries, so when he had me between a place where European beers were selling did not think twice. The first beer I tried was this and go which was a surprise. It's a beer with a strong taste, excellent aroma and rich flavor, one of my favorites ever since.
10-17-2012 02:39:50 | More by Juanca
4.5/5 rDev +23.6%
Had this on cask after a Duelle Teve on tap. Twas a good beer drinking night! It is a totally well balanced beer. Not much fragrance, maybe from the cask. The head is almost soapy in appearance (not taste) - interesting. It is a more savory beer. The taste is fantastic definitely buttery, a bit salty even with a very slight toasted flavor. Like a cold buttery crossant just out of the oven. Subtle hops. With many of my favorite options on tap, I kept going to this one in cask. Truely brilliant!
02-25-2011 15:20:36 | More by OttoPeeWee
4.5/5 rDev +23.6%
Remember this brand from on tap in England. I was amazed to see the brand in my local beer store. Beautiful appearance, lovely balance of malt and hop flavors. Smooth, clean, with a substantial alcohol content and satisfying without heaviness. A fair value for an import, and a fine drink.
12-12-2010 01:50:27 | More by ellflle
4.5/5 rDev +23.6%
Poured from the 16oz can into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours a rich clear amber with a hearty creamy 2 finger head of foam that lingers longer than expected. The lovely creamy cap refuses to dissipate and clings to the sides of the glass. Head appears to be two different colours, bone white and more of a creamy tan deeper in the froth.
Smell- Noble hops and mild fruitiness. Not much in the way of malt character. I'd wager a guess and say there's a certain margin of Munich malt in the grain bill. May have a light level of diacetyl as well, but not a lot.
Taste- Hops are present and balanced. Malt is very sweet and sticks to the taste buds right before those hops come in and give a light prickly feel on the tongue. A biscuit flavour lingers on the mouth afterward. Drying on the finish. Greene King really knows their stuff.
Mouthfeel- Creamy, prickly, wonderfully carbonated, medium light in body. Not warming with alcohol.
Drinkability- The more that is drank, the more it feels like can be drank. This is a wonderful beer, likely the 2nd best I've ever had from Greene King with the first being Ruddles County. I'll be pursuing more of this one in the future for sure.
03-31-2008 23:29:59 | More by blakesell
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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