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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Ratings: 657 |  Reviews: 358
Photo of Dennis-King
4.82/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this with hindsight. In the 1970's this was the beer that changed my life. It made me realised the difference between the crap keg beers that the big brewers sold and quality real ales. In those days Green King was a small regional brewer and Abbot was the finest beer around. 40 odd years later I have still to try a better beer. Unfortunately the beer sold now is a pale shadow of that beer.

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Photo of TGS
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Clear and amber in colour, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, earthy hops. In taste malty low bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of nwajlg
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexW693
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours an amber. Smooth/slick mouthfeel.
Slightly sweet, buttery malt.
Mellow and smooth.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried this from the hand pump … at a place where they didn’t know the first thing aboiut cask conditioning. Served too cold and too carbonated. (But they swore up and down it wasn’t from the tap.) It has a nice warm caramel color with a creamy cap of foam. Light aroma, with a pleasing biscuity caramel malt taste. Ended up coming across more like an amber than a pale ale/ESB.

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Photo of dmurray50000
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinlater
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can into nonic pint glass

a: dark orange/copper, transparent, topped with just under a finger of off-white head

s: biscuit, caramel, apple, and floral touches. lesser notes of stone fruit

t: biscuit, apple, and apricot are dominant throughout and are very pleasant. mid-palate has those floral hop notes from the nose, and the back-end is mildly bitter

m: very smooth. mild carbonation and a light body make for a fitting mouthfeel

o: a delicious english ale. fruity and malty

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Photo of knot
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loudog1411
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of doey2015
1.22/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Not the best, by far.

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Photo of vinivini
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.54/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Copper colour. thin, fluffy white head. Caramel malt aroma with a subtle ester fruitiness. Malt forward, with caramel/toffee notes and a slight apricot fruity flavour. Dry finish, good carbonation. Leans on the malty side but still well balanced. A good classic english ale.

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Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Honey gold in colour. 1 finger head. Sweet honey, malty, smooth finish. A little flat and empty mouthfeel. Still highly drinkable.

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Photo of TimWakimika
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIg_Dee_PEIBC
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely mild beer with fruity tones, faint cherry, banana like. Smooth finish. Clean finish. Very pleasant beer.

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Photo of sephyrott
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mervmurry
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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