Greene King Abbot Reserve (500ml Bottle)
Distinctive full bodied, smooth and mature beer, bursting with fruit cake and toffee flavours. Very full bodied, rich & sweet with a higher bitterness to provide balance. Bursting with malty, biscuit and fruit cake character from the mixture of pale, amber and crystal malts. Masses of tropical fruits and floral fragrance from the hops in particular the Fuggles. Very complex, rich and warming.
English Strong Ale
Malty, with complex fruity esters. Some oxidative notes are acceptable, akin to those found in port or sherry. Hop aromas not usually present, due to extended age. Medium amber to very dark red-amber color. Malty and usually sweet. Alcoholic strength should be evident, though not overwhelming. Medium to full body alcohol should contribute some warmth. An ale of significant alcoholic strength, though usually not as strong or rich as barleywine. Usually tilted toward a sweeter, more malty balance. Often regarded as winter warmers, and often released as seasonal beers.