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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5710) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 17, 2013
500cl Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin white broken head. The aroma is of red berry fruit and a little malt. The flavour is medium bitter, with a lovely mellow malty, fruity, nut palate. The finish is smooth and medium bitter. It’s like no other beer i’ve ever tasted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seffle (304) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
50cc bottle from local shop in Glencoe. Very nice dark amber, bronze colour. Fruity and spicy indeed with a lot of toffee as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2905) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is malts, fruity hops, dry hops and toffee. I can detect a hint of rich fruits also. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2702) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a short duration off-white head. Aroma is slightly caramel, wood, and mild hoppy. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with slightly bittery notes in the final.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1261) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Clear amber with a frothy head. A very rich and spicy aroma. The flavour is packed with fruity and yeasty flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4095) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from somewhere near Kingstanding. Thin, brown. Fairly sweet malt. Some hardened biscuit, some leather, some Giant’s sweat. Average.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Pisses me off that this gets in every Asda in the country. What’s that all about. It’s simple marketing and sales. I hate PR. Stick that in Gabby’s pipe. This is very average bitter with a little sweetness in taste and a little soap in smell.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly orange brown with minimal head. Nothing very interesting - slightly sweet bitter with nice hoppy after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
bread, caramel, floral aroma hazy, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, fizzy, light body, slick feel,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Asda, dark brown with red tinge pour, foamy off white head, bready aroma, caramel taste quite sweet, light bitter, ok


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