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Abbot Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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3.65/5
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666 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,100
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
666
pDev:
14.79%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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32
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 666 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of josanguapo
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Carrefour. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x09. Drinkable. The taste is a bit rancid but not too much.

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

Have had on draft and usually expereinced poor head and dank dishwater appearance. Cans produce a better looking beer in my experience of this one

A weird musty smell. Not much aroma though.

Taste is always musty yeast, low level of bitterness and watery yeasty underwhelming "british pub bitter" flavour.

Overall I have had this many times and it is always underwhelming and bland with a sickly dishwater theme. A beer that steered me away from English ales and sent me towards Czech and German lagers in my twenties. It took the discovery of American style craft beers and Belgian ales to reawaken an interest in ales after this kind of dull fare put me off.

63/100

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Photo of Glorithm
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aletastah
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Da best!! Kinda like British ale milkshake!

Like mother's milik...'nuff said

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Photo of wretchedabyss
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pchalkius
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dennis-King
4.82/5  rDev +32.1%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexW693
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +2.5%
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 -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinlater
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loudog1411
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abbot Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 666 ratings
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