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Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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565 Ratings

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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 19
Gots: 30 | 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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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

safaricook, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

gritz147, Aug 28, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a bottle. Head is about 1.5 fingers, off-white with moderate retention; clear, copper body. Aroma includes soft, resiny hops; a nutty malt aroma with a touch of caramel; browning fruit. Flavor largely characterized by coppery bitterness and nutty, biscuity malt; hop flavor is lightly earthy and resiny. Medium body, low carbonation.

Pleasantly drinkable, though not especially complex.

fipoceilz7, Aug 23, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

mcdaddyo21, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

sokol_1993, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

stephenlee, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sellen, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Thunker, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Trevor_IPA, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

bgish, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Darthdudical, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DirtCityBrews, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

gsrnicek, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

poskok, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

benjaminkhlaw, Jun 25, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

AddyCanuck, Jun 18, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Derek69, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

andrewdanks, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Socialiste, Jun 03, 2014
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.