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Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Abbot AleAbbot Ale

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545 Ratings

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

benjaminkhlaw, Jun 25, 2014
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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.

AddyCanuck, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Derek69
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.

Derek69, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

andrewdanks, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

BKemb92, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear coppery color with a hefty and quite solid just off-white head,
The aroma is quite weak and pretty neutral, only small hopy are detectable.
The taste starts sweetish and fruity and following this after same time there is a pleasant bitter taste.
The finish is nicely bitter with that feeling staying with you for some time.
Very nice and very drinkable. Thumbs up.

MarkoNm, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Iaido, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bunta, Mar 08, 2014
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.