Drink: Abbot Ale
Source: Greene King plc, Suffolk, UK
Size: 500 mL tallboy
A longtime favourite here at Hoochsavvy, the dear Abbot has gone up in price as of late.
However, this mahogany and caramel-coloured bitter ale—so called by the Brits, though it’s more generally speaking a pale ale—still packs a punch, and pours with light, creamy head.
Bread and fruitcake come to mind on the nose, with no strong, resinous hops; yeast is definitely present in this bitter. (The hops used? Challenger, Pilgrim, First Gold, and Fuggles.)
Gently roasted malt on the tongue—pale and crystal—with a clean, lightly fruity undertone.
A clean finish as well, making this a highly poundable pour.
Pair with pub fare and channel your inner Brit.
Hoochsavvy Grade: A-