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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: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22872) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with fruity notes. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
lots of toffee and caramel in the mouth, lovely lasting white head and nice lacing too, really excellent finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Ruby with off-white head. Lovely aroma of dark fruits, malt, earth, molasses, smoke. Pleasant hoppy finish. Not a bad drop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Dont know how this can be classed as an old ale-much more of a bitter.Poured with a medium head and left no lacing. Gentle, easy to drink but otherwise nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3651) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Bottled, from Sainsburys. Copper bronze, lasting white head and moderate condition. Solid earthy maltiness in the nose with hints of caramel and gentle oakiness, initial sweet woody fruitiness in the mouth with some smokiness and full bodied caramel malt flavours balanced by a gentle peppery hop note. Finish is long and quite dry with hints of woodsmoke and caramel. All round a pretty decent beer, I hope Greene King don’t ruin it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Ruby ale. Beige head. Good malts/fruit/hop richness. Raisins and lots of toffee/coffee in the mouth made slightly sweet by a taste of demerara sugar. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Fairly sweet, malty and spicy aroma. Fruity notes, berries of some kind. Caramel. Slightly bitter, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured beer with very little tan coloured head. The aroma is very malty with biscuit notes aplenty. The taste is also very malty with some berry fruit flavours and toffee also. A bit heavy and certainly tasting far fuller than one would expect froma beer of this kind although the alcohol is well balanced. Shame about the Greene King connection.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
pours with a big foamy head, very slight lace, nice clear medium dark amber with a hint of brown. Head lasts a while. Great fresh beery caramely, malty, slightly hoppy nose. Nice mouth filling body, very quaffable. Nice pleasant finish. Balanced with the fuggles just balancing the malt. Very good beer. Wish we could get it around here. got this bottle (with no bbe code filled in the space for it) in beer of the month club.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
Pretty good bottled beer, brimming with rich, christmas pudding flavours and aroma. A darkly intense experience.


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