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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8763) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle: Clear, reddish-amber coloured, no head to speak of; fruity (citrus ?) and (toasted-)malty nose with a big touch of herbal hops; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; lingering aromatic herbal-hoppy and delicate sweet-malty finish. A pleasant brew......

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
From bottle. Malty aroma. Deep copper appearance with a good white head. Medium carb. Taste of charcoal and wood. Leaves a rich slightly odd after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
(bottle) Clear, ruby amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Aromatic, slightly floral hoppy aroma with fruity malt and liquorice spice. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with pleasantly carbonated, silky mouthfeel. Solid malty base with notes of toffee and a delicate fruitiness; dry, bitter and floral hoppy finish. Still pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
This is an early rating, and very short. Amber with a nice head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit. The flavour has floral, malty notes of fruit and it’s mild and mellow.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7942) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Holborn. Dark amber, good clarity and white foamy head. Vague citric aroma. Spicy and malty taste supported by mild tartness. Refreshing, but rather dull (01.02.2007).

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1206) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2007
10 Jun 2006 - Hairspray and hop aroma with light roasted malt. Clear brown-red colour, reasonable head and good sheet suds lacing. Light roasted malt and big hop flavour. A bit thin, finishes with a hoppinessand bitter aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2007
Very strange hoppy hairspray aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Bitter hop mlt flavour. Flat palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Tangy sweet malt nose with some vinousness. Pours coppery red with a disappearing head. Flavour is fruity and richly bitter with some citrus and lots of hops. Finish is long and dry. A very nice ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks at DougShoemaker’s Decemberfest 2006 - courtesy of Jon. Clear, bright amber with a small white head. Aroma - skunky. Damn. When will these UK brewers learn to stop with the clear bottles? Once the skunk clears a bit, there seems to be some decent malt notes. Same goes for the flavour - it seems like there’s a nice little ale in there, but the off-flavours just kill it for me. Too bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange with a small white head. Skunky aroma accompanied by bread and oranges. The flavour is quite light, malt-accented, and skunky though not nearly as much as the aroma. Meh.


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