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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.6
   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.

2.8
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1196) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 6, 2007
Pours amber color with medium size white head. Nose is fruity and flowery. Taste is malty andfruity. Bitter finish. Classical britsh ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A clear copper colour with a small head. Aroma is slightly musty with hops, banana and a touch of malt. Taste is raisin and cherry with plenty of roasted, slightly biscuity, malt and a touch of hoppiness. A somewhat bitter, citric, slightly herbal finish which isn’t entirely pleasant. Moderate carbonation. Much better than I thought it would be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1048) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled. Amber with a medium large fast disappearing head. The nose is spicy and nutty. soft mouthfeel, the body is quite light, herbal taste and dry bitter end. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
Ruby in colour,grape malt nose. with a rich smooth malt with raisin fruit tones and juicy.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
If this is an old ale then im a cheese maker. Aroma is raw caramel and skunky hops. Taste is similar terible rubbish stuff, i cant beleive i rated it this high.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
Bottled in clear glass. reddish coloured with a decent white head. Slightly malty aroma. Decent malt and hops in the flavour but overwhelmed by an unpleasant, lingering aftertaste, which ruined this beer for me. The Bury St Edmunds version of Old Bob is significantly worse than I remember, and I won’t be drinking it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007
Great spicy aroma, sweet smooth malt balanced by a smokiness and moderate bitter hop flavours. Lingering finish, plenty of body, warm spicy afterglow. Really rather good.


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