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Abbot Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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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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Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +9.9%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

CameronCheung, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Luiz0930, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can purchased from LCBo for $2.10 CDN. Served well-chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear copper color. 1.5 fingers of frothy white head with good retention time. Some bubbles are rising to the top. Nothing spectacular beer, but a decent looking brew.

Smell - Dark fruit and molasses predominantly not a lot else and the aromas weren't terribly strong wither. What is there is pleasant but a lot of straining needed to pick up the aromas.

Taste - Lots of sweet ripe fruit that has been candied in molasses. Dark fruit. Exactly like how you would expect it to taste given the nose but with a lot more intensity and deliciousness.

Mouthfeel - Velvety smooth and a bit syrupy (but that works with the molasses flavors). Low carbonation but still rather dense feeling beer.

Overall - Nice brew that pleasantly surprised. I could see myself buying a few of thee again.

DenisKolkin, Feb 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

avisong, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

AlexFF65, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

scottwurst, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Schmoog, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ZEB89, Jan 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Nordbier, Dec 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

sd123, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

khmel, Nov 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Noelito76, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

ummswimmin, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Vsarmatov, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

psm90, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Dapuma
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Having recently been on an Ale kick I wanted to try the Green King brewery ale's and went about getting Wexford Irish Cream Ale along with the Abbot Ale

The Abbot ale is not a bad beer, but a bit too bitter for my liking, the head on the beer was very thin and wore away quickly

Side by side with Wexford it is a superior beer, but I would rather have a Tetley's in this style

I think it is probably a decent beer for the style, just not my favorite ale - if this was maybe 10 ibu's less bitter I would enjoy it much more

Dapuma, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Kevichella
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into my Hobgoblin pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance. Amber with a slight red warmth shining through. Bit too similar to lager for my tastes. The head quickly reduced to nothing after a few minutes.

Smell: There is a warmth and maybe some slight chocolatey or spicyness.

Taste: The taste mirrors a fainter smell, though there is more of a lager taste to it (i'm not sure what else to call it).

Mouthfeel: Fairly fizzy when held in the mouth.

Overall: I thought i would enjoy this more than i did, it was a bit too similar to the generic lagers in the pub to my untrained palette.

Kevichella, Oct 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

SocalKicks, Oct 27, 2013
Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.