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Pump House Special Old Bitter (S.O.B.)

Brewed by Pump House Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Moncton, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Golden amber color. Haze free. Modest bar-pour head. Leaves only rim bubbles after settling. Some streaks of lace. Mostly grainy malt aroma. Very low hop nose. A touch of honey. Round, crystal malt flavor. Rich bodied which is enhanced with a low carbonation level. There’s little bitterness, even in the swallow, which has a bit of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21414) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy to cloudy golden color, thick white, solid lacing. Aroma of bright lemon and straw. Taste is bitter and peppery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Copper tan with a quick to vanish head. A really nice Bitter from a great brewery. Lot of malt aroma and taste from this lil’ doggy. Nuts, caramel, salty pretzels, toast and honey scents. Taste is the same but you really get the classic British hop bitterness going on, unaggressive but pleasantly floral, piney and woody. Great for an ol’ timey session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (510) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
This beer poured a nice copper amber colour and formed a nice off white head that left some lace. It had an aroma of hops, malt and caramel. The flavour was a taste of hops, malt, caramel. A great Canadian bitter, well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. This is such a easy drinking bitter, could actually session it. Excellent malt taste with hints of toffee, bread, and caramel. The hop flavour has hints of herbs and is earthy. I don’t find it very bitter, but it is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubs92 (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Slight biscuit/sweet aroma. Two finger head that diminishes slowly. Hazy bronze colour. Nice blend of hops and malt. Exceptional SOB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
341ml bottle. Pours a dark crimson/brown with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of toffee, cocoa. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at the pub. Nice amber gold pour with lacy white head. English hop aroma, quite potent, light caramel but mainly hoppy. Flavor is quite hoppy as well, solid malty backbone but still almost overly hoppy for the style (I’m not complaining). Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle at Calgary International Beer Fest. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, minty and earthy hops, peach and pear fruity esters. Flavor is malt with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Adam (from the brewery). Pours light coppee in colour wirh small white head. Decent bitter. Fairly bitter british type hops.

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