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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: 158   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1428) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2012
50cl bottle. Light and clear brown with almost no head. Nose : toffee and chocolate cake, floral honey, little cherry, banana and vanilla. Little clove. Sip : A bit oily with low to medium density. Low carbonation. Nose aromas are well present in mouth. Sweet and long mild bitter coffee and hoppy end. Nice rich taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2238) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from Tesco
Caramel brown, crystal clear, good frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma - caramel malts..soft fruity spicy hops..slight yeast...light toffee...very slight minerals...no skunk
Taste - caramel malts...spicy bitter hops...yeast...some toffee malts...bit of soft dark fruits...quite a complex flavour
Palate - soft carb...medium body...caramel malts. Finish fairly dry..moderate bitter hops some salty minerals (very slightly metallic) in the linger
Ovreall - Best beer I’ve tried from Greene King so far - a lot better than the other GK beers I’ve tried

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
pours amber with a puddle of white froth. aroma is fruity (oranges), with light caramel. taste is light, balanced, roasted malts, spices, and a marmalade bitterness. its quite carbonated, and a little thin for my palate, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle from Asda. Pours clear dark amber. No discernable head, lightly conditioned. Slight aroma of fruity hops, old orange peel? Light bitterness fading quickly. A little later there’s bitter on the sides of my tongue and marmalade. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3015) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
500ml bottle at home - pours deep amber with a good off-white head, amora is malty with a hint of fruit, taste is strongly caramel with a hint of fruit giving it a nice sweetish finish, really quite a pleasant drink

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Foul taste of grass caramel malt. Medium copper with a foamy white head. Stong malt and alcohol smell. Not very enjoyable. Feels like cardboard and grass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Nice dark colour with a small white head. Aromas of vanilla, raisins, caramel. Flavour is caramel, raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled 500ml
Deep amber color, good beige head. Nutty caramelly, slight grassy aroma. Medium-bodied. Toffee, licorice, nutty maltyness. A bit salty finish. Suprsingly good beer from Greene KIng.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Tasted at room temperature which brought out powerful hop aromas and a hint of toffee. Fairly fruity with hints of slightly burnt toast. Bitterness really kicks in at the end of each mouthful. Opinions seem divided but I enjoyed this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1777) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2011
500ml bottle. Poured a deep, clear ruddy copper colour with a large, thickish, slowly fading off-white head. Noticeable house yeast all round. Rich, lightly spicy mid fruits on the nose. More rich mid fruits, biscuit and a fairly heavy malt bitterness on the tongue. Lingering dryish finish, medium body & carbonation with a toffee apple, tangy aftertaste. Not a lot different to the rest of the GK stable - rather predictable & uneventful.


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