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Ridleys Old Bob (Bottle)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"Old Bob is a noted strong premium ale. Only the finest East Anglian pale ale malt and fuggles hops are used to create this full-bodied, rich and spicy beer."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (219) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2015
Ambrata limpida con riflessi color caramello, schiuma nocciola di buona persistenza. Aroma di uva passa, prugna, caramello, tostato. Al palato malti tostati, caramello, finale tra l'amaro erbaceo e il fruttato dell'uvetta. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canddw (61) - - MAY 8, 2015
Dark amber with creamy head and soft carbonation. Earthy, hoppy nose with a hint of coffee. Taste is earth, biscuit, toffee, hay and a gentle bitter finish. Smooth palate, nice beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours with a light layer of off white froth. The taste is light peppery spice with some caramel and stewed fruit flavour. Some aniseed and a touch of metal too. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5897) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Lovely looking ale. Clear nutty golden color with a thick fine head. Nice lacing. Nice aroma. Some spices and balanced fruity aroma. Medium body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation. Fruity, malty, raisins and some toffee. Decent ale.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1500) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
A reddish brown coloured beer with a thickish off white head. A light hoppy aroma to start, then a mild caramel maltiness. Medium-dry mouthfeel. A citrusy hop taste, with a hint of grassiness is followed by a biscuity malt flavour that bring forward caramel and a hint of spice. The finish is malt led with a background citrus hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5914) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Wonderful piwo shared with McTapps. This one is classy thanks to its malty and fruity aromas containing some raisins, grapes and nuts. Sweetish moments combined with a balanced mediumbitter ending make that one a highly drinkable beer. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5926) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle bought at local Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep dark amber-brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of barley, cake and butter. Taste of mild roasted barley, cake, biscuits, vanilla, mild hops and light malt. Smooth and enjoyable finish. Solid and good brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Poured a lightly hazy dark brown with a thin almost white head. Aroma is fruity hops, some pine, low to medium malts. Flavour is similar, finish is medium bitter. Not bad but nowt to get excited about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Raisins, caramel/toffee, bready malts, subtle liquorice and a hint of light treacle. Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick fairly smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, sweet, dried fruit, malty, toffee finish. It reminds me a little of treacle tart. Comments: Very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (3734) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Flaske hos Steven: kveldens siste, og en fin avrunding. Vi synes denne er smaksrik og mykt avrundet, men den har desverre noe litt metallaktig i den lange ettersmaken.

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