Abbot Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

Abbot AleAbbot Ale
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 663 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
Ranking:
#33,239
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
663
Liked:
326
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
14.79%
Alströms:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Photo of FBarber
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper pour with lasting finger of off white foam (4.0). Aroma is bready malt and a touch of caramel (4.0). Flavor is similar with a slight sweetness (3.75). Smooth and balanced throughout (3.75), finishes ever so slightly dry. (3.75)

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Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a clear malty copper colored body with a film of a head just sitting on the top of the body, barely any lacing. The smell had sweet English malts, "soapiness" more or less to some drinkers. The taste was sweet through the malts, that English malty aftertaste, sticky sweet finish. On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body and was fairly sessionable. Carbonation is standard for the style leading to a decent smooth sort of coating of the mouth and tongue Overall, this is a good beer for the style, and good beer to me, now where’s my fish and chips.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark amber hue with a thick, dense, head that stays put. The nose is of honey and toffee. The taste is fairly sweet upfront followed by a lingering bitterness. This is a very typical British ale. It could be easily identified as a UK beer in a blind tasting, in my opinion.

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Photo of superspak
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toddtriplemaster
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewC
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.54/5  rDev -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 +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 663 ratings
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