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Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery #2
Nov 2011

Abbot Ale, Greene King

Added: Friday, November 18th 2011

Style Strong Bitter ABV 5.0%
See See Mahogany, Rich Amber
Smell Smell Roasted, Ripe Fruit
Taste Taste Malty, Mature, Bitter/Sweet
Bitter 3.5
Sweet 3.5

This ale pours a rich, nutty, burnished gold colour with a tight, off-white head. The nose displays a nice balance of grassy hops and hints of spices and chocolaty malt. On the palate it is very smooth and quite clean, with a lovely fresh edge of fruitiness and crisp hops over toasty, deep, walnutty malt. There's a really nice bite of hoppy acidity that livens the finish and gives this very good length.

5.0% ABV, 50cl, £1.80, Booth's, Majestic, Sainsbury's, Waitrose.

Abbot Ale, Greene King