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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: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"This succulent premium ale has a wonderful blend of hops that give spicy and citrus fruit flavours leading into a dried fruit and biscuit malt finish. Twice a gold medal winner at the British Bottlers’ Institute Awards. Rich and malty as well as fruity and spicy. Nutty amber malt and biscuit pale malt together with crystal malt giving toffee/caramel notes. Fuggles and Styrian hops brings masses of tropical fruit and fragrant spiciness. Robust bitterness is balanced with the full body and mouth feel provided by the malt and the satisfyingly complex hoppiness."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours quite a red brown with a small off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, with malt and hints of citrus. Sweet initially, with a little bitterness, flavors of malt, dried fruit, hops and warm spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (483) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Ciemny herbaciany kolor o lekko palonej obfitej pianie. Aromat cytrusow chmielu i ciastek. W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac orzechy i niezly slodko gorzki posmak. Niezle i bardzo "pijalne".

Marcin G

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (555) - 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 (100) - - 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 (3284) - 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 (7055) - 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 (1567) - 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 (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (6502) - Reutlingen, 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.

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