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Abbots Lager | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by diablo14 on 08-23-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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1.55/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows vegetal notes, industrial alcohol, hay and grass. Not what you'd call tempting.
Simliar flavours; grainy notes, hay, faint spicy hints, metallic bitterness and finish....
Body seems watery.
Pretty feral stuff!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +40.2%

Photo of xylophonica
2.67/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had this beer maybe 10-12 years ago when I believe it was being brewed for an anniversary of some sort. Anyway saw it back on the shelves again today so thought I'd check it out.

A - Pale golden colour with minimal head.

S - Tangy, dry wheat. Touch of spice and a dash of honey.

T - Soft, sweet and malty on the palate at first. There's some honey overtones in there as well with a slightly sour finish (reminiscent of a lot of CUB beers).

M - Carbonation is virtually non-existent; apart from the faint bitterness in the beer it's barely noticeable. The malt doesn't quite coat the mouth like some euro-beers, which is a shame.

O - So I guess it was better in the memory.. or possibly this batch is different to the one I drank way back when (not unheard of for CUB to change recipes.) Regardless this review is for my late grandfather who used to drink this stuff.. it's probably better than VB but I'm not sure if that's a compliment.

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Photo of diablo14
1/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

CUB have done it again. Abbots lager is an old school beer from melbourne that they stopped producing in 1995 but have relaunched in a limited edition. and after one mouthful it lead me to ask the question, why bother? then i realized the answer. its got nothing to do with tradition or brewing, its just another marketing tool. in fact, i dont reckon they actually brewed new batches of this. i reckon they found a crate of old cans sitting in a shed somewhere and decided to do a 'limited editon'.

there is nothing different about this beer to any of their others except for one thing. it tastes as weak as dishwater. some may say that could be a positive, but i assure you its not. if anything its worse. its a joke, and a very very bad one at that. thing here is that CUB's 'lagers' and bitters' are so uniformly bad im running out of rotten things to say about them.

in closing i would like to award CUB with the 2004 biggest scam in aussie brewing award, marginally ahead of squires australian strong ale. abbots lager is definately the lager that has after all this time realize that CUB will never EVER brew a decent brew. i shall never be sucked in to their marketing stunts again.

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Photo of jarmby1711
2.49/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Used to drink this years ago , mainly because no one else dis and it was easy to keep track of your own beer at parties
In those days my interests in beer may have been just a little towhat they are now, although I made the occassional note on them which is what I extrapolate this review from.
Pretty much the standard CUB macro LAger , being mid gold well carbonated and smelling just a little tinny.
Maybe tastinga little tinnier than some sort of between Melbourne Bitter and Crown Lager.
Itwas a quaffer and designed for that and thirst quenching.
It has not been a great loss by going out of production

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Abbots Lager from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.14 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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