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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6345) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -Darker amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, mild nutty nose. Sweet malty, nutty and grainy with notes of hops and caramel. Moderate dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1053) - ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Ruby rust ale with a thin white layer. Malt and toffee and caramel nose. Bitter bite in the mouth with some light fruit, caramel and toffee as it warms in the mouth. Solid and an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Sweet with a bitter edge aroma, dark amber beer. Sweet flavour and slight bitter backtaste. Alright but not memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
It’s not bad. Nice rounded taste in the mouth, full bodied, toffee malts. Bit sweet for me. Lonely old men drinking alone in the corner of the pub, roll ups, betting slip, pint of Old Bob. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 13, 2012
Ruby red. Thinnish head. Malty, caramel. Coffee hints. Some bittersweet depth. Nice finish. Will buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3788) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Reddish brown colour, good head. Dry straw malt aroma. Caramel treacle malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1662) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
500ml bottle - Deep ruby with thin white head, slight carbonation. Aroma of hops, a bit malty, sour fruits on the tongue. A bit oily, with the carbonation nipping the tongue. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1283) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
500 mL bottle from Tesco into a pint glass at home. Frothy head over a red brown ale. Fruity and lightly citrus aroma. Bitter, dry and a little plumy, with perhaps a little too much fuggle. Its alright but really nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Clear glass bottle from BierZwerg. Beautiful amber color under a tiny-bubbled beige head, nose is grassy and airy with fruit. Taste sticky and very fruity malt, light-medium body is firm, light bitterness and some crystal malt feel, darker aftertaste and some moderately musty Fuggles. Fresh with a touch of booze showing, which is a no-no here; this is sweet candy, but tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUN 13, 2012
Lovely dark amber colour, with delicious malty taste with hints of fruit. Thin lacy head, but balanced well. Great aftertaste with just the right amount of bitterness. A very satisfying beer I would happily look for again

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