Abbot Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
657 Ratings
Abbot AleAbbot Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greenekingbeers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
657
Reviews:
358
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Photo of superspak
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can into imperial pint glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of caramel, toast, pepper, peach, pear, apricot, apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of caramel, toast, pepper, peach, pear, apricot, apple, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toddtriplemaster
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL can (date stamp L4323 05:49) served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Bright amber with an initial 1/2" thick off white head that eventually died down to a thin 1/16" but persistent foam all the way across the top. An occasional island of lacing noted.

Smell: Faint herbal hop aroma, with a bit of metallic note and hint of butter.

Taste: Biscuity malt with some additional sweetness complimented by leafy bittering hops. A hint of butter as well. Some metallic note at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Spot on for style - light carbonation, a tiny bit sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable, and I think this would pair better with food rather than having it by itself as I did. One pint is enough, but I would not mind at all having it again, and I wonder what it would be like fresh out of a cask. A classic English Pale Ale from start to finish and a great looking beer.

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Photo of Macamah
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewC
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500mL clear glass bottle served in a short tumbler. Beer has a crisp, even lagery aroma. Color is crystal clear and of an orange amber hue. No bubbles and only minimal head formation. Flavor is dominantly biscuity and bready, with a buttery richness in the background, which also forms the aftertaste. No surprises here: a malt-forward English ale. Malt aftertaste throws the whole thing a bit out of balance and keeps this out of great beer territory, though it is most enjoyable and successfully conveys what English Ale is about.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of FCox143
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.51/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Amber color, clear. The head is the strong point of this beer, ecru, compact, very dense, long.
The aroma is a strong foundation malty, slightly caramel, with subtle notes of fruit.
Taste: here definitely much more caramel maybe even too much, again delicate fruitiness well and it would be enough.
Gentian delicate, soap. Low saturation.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Allegue04
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Martine
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

It's got one trick but does it very well. Color suggests a very heavy body but in reality its pleasantly light and crisp. Still a malt bomb but pleasant hop/caramel notes on the finish. Superb!

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Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 657 ratings.
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