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.
"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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Dark caramel in colour with an off white head.Malty smell. Smooth with slight carbonation. Strong malty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2008
Nice amber colour, no head to speak of. A good malt dominated beer, although there is some citrus fruit bitterness which creeps onto the palate and stays well into the finish. Couldn’t drink too many of them but still a good beer. Morrisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Copper brown. Very little head. Aroma: Bit of fruit and malt. Raisins. Taste: Very hopsy. Some fruit and malt. Info: 500ml bottle, 18/8-2006, 147/300

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (39084) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Mild grainy aroma, somewhat unrefined yet still inviting. Flavour is mild fruity vwith a little hops bite. Dry caramel malt base with a light spice note showing through. Ends dry and mild spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 29, 2008
Nice browny red colour. Not too carbonated. A nose full of malt grain and vanilla, bubble gum. Theres a pleasantly surprising mouthful of fuggles which lasts nice and long. cor, from asda aswell! where beers go to die.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle, Freo Doctor, Fremantle Beautiful tawny red colour, spicy and reich crystal malt nose, Well rounded and fruity yet florally bitter palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a frothy head. A very rich and spicy aroma. The flavour is packed with fruity and yeasty flavours - a taste explosion - and the palate is left with a enjoyable tingly feeling. Not as good as the original beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
gobble123 (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Old Bob Boys....where shall I start. Me and ’MJW’ cracked a few of these bad boys open a few weeks back, in between a bbq and a night out with the boys. Looked nice, smelt fruity, so we thought we were in for a treat. But, suprisingly, the after taste really did knock down our overall expectations. Had worse though, but had many, many better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Leafy hops,some malt and unfortunately skunk. copper, small off-white head. Taste of the leafy hops and candied malt almost beats the skunk away but not quite. A little thin, sweet. Good, in spite of the striped visitor. Thanks Jon Walker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a huge white head that fades totally. Nose slightly oaky with some dull winter fruit and some artificial cinnamon. Mouth is again slightly oak-aged and slightly bitter, but with a lot of sweetness from malt shining through. Palate is sweet and slightly (sour) fruity, but it all tastes disappointingly artificial and a bit crap. I had expected more (like not artificial oak taste), I did not find it.

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