Wednesday 25 June 2008

Greene King Abbot Ale

Alcohol - 5%
Sugar - 3
Price - $2.30
Size - 500ml

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a couple of cans of this beer. The first one was horrible and I was leery at having the other. A couple of days later I summoned up the courage to crack the lid of the second can and much to my surprise, really enjoyed it.

I always thought it was a good idea to always buy two to try something new. What if the first can was off? Could this be the case here? I had to figure what was going on so I purchased another 2 cans, and was glad I did.

Greene King Abbot Ale is a wonderful British Bitter the type you would find at a typical London pub. It is an all natural beer with a dark colour, full body and pleasant bitter finish.

From their website " It was in 1799 that Greene King first began production of its exceptional ales and the brewery still draws water from the well sunk into the same chalk beds under Bury St Edmunds.
Since then the brewery has concentrated on producing only superb tasting ales using the age-old traditional method of beer making.
Despite the simplicity of the ingredients (barley, water, yeast and hops), only the very finest quality are used and, like 200 years ago, it is in the creation of the recipe and on the skill of the master brewer that the perfect ale depends

Their website also provide an "Abbot Ale Spider Diagram" which is a flavour diagram of this beer. I found it quite interesting and here it is.

This is a beer that is definitely on my list of beers that I would buy again. The LCBO website says this beer goes well with Polish Kolbassa. I plan to give this duo a try.

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