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Abbot Reserve | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PartyBear on 08-16-2009

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3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled (& sadly clear glass)
Light brown body with slight off white head that disappears 75% surface only tiny bubbled head
There is toffee on the nose and it would have been a good aroma but for the skunking
likewise the flavour has a good balance of sweet toffee elements & bitterness but it's bulldozed by the skunking due to the clear glass bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Amber in colour. Thin head.
Sweet malt and alcohol smell.
Tastes like most Greene King derivations. Toffee caramel with a little fruit.
Moderate feel.
I enjoyed the alcohol but not much else.

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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half pint at one of the 'spoons in Glasgow. A dark amber to light chestnut coloured beer with a fairly generous 'spoons style head. It has a spicy caramel nose which belies its early sweetness. It begins with some banana, some yeast and lots of white sugar before alcohol with a slight mintiness takes over. It feels slightly on the thick side.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of March 2012. Picked up cheap from my local off-licence.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear reddish-amber hue with low carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before subsiding. Aroma of rich, fruity malt with notes of dried fruit, cake and brown sugar. A whiff of booze/solvent in the background.

Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with a dry finish. Notes of honey, brown sugar, dried fruit and caramel/toffee. A faint suggestion of diacetyl, and a dry stewed hop bitterness upon swallowing. A warming note of alcohol in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but seems a little thin and slick. Somewhat astringent, and leaves a sensation of coating the palate. Aftertaste of fruity malt and bitter hops.

Not too bad, if not world-class. The rich malt character is decent and the balance is good. Lacks the depth of other strong ales, but pleasant enough. Worth sampling.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper hue which leaves a two finger head and heaps of clingy lacing,the smell is sweet caramel,fruitcake,salt,vinegar and toffee,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light syrupy stickiness to it with tastes of fruitcake,brandy,candied lollies,chestnuts and finished with a dried fruit semi-sweetness and overall a nice brew to end the session on or have with a big hearty roast or rich dessert and i would drink again cheers.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Reviewed November 2010.

A: Thin but creamy head. Darkly clear; light mahogany brown. Prettier than not with decent lacing.

S: On the light side. Fruity sweet with a robust beery underscent.

T: The extra alcohol transforms a mediocre Abbot Ale into a much more enjoyable beer, more assertive, full-bodied, and flavourful. Fruity malts have a slightly different character than they did in the smell (less apple/peach, more raisin/pineapple). Slightly sour. The aftertaste is smooth, somewhat nutty, and sweetish with touches of caramelised sugar.

M: Smooth, filling, with a good personality. Sticky at times.

D: Very enjoyable. A solid, filling pint. I would order again.

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Abbot Reserve from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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