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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%
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber to copper colour with average frothy off-white head. Typical Bitter malt aroma, caramel malty, touch of toasty notes. Bitter hoppy taste, some toasted grainy notes, a touch of dark berries.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
In Jan 2007 I wrote this on BA: Clear 500ml bottle from my local Morrison’s. No best by date. Rear label claims it was brewed by; Ridley’s Brewing, Westgate Street, Bury Saint Edminds, Suffolk. Looks like an Irish Red in its bottle. Looks even more like an Irish Red in my pint straight sided sleeve glass. The off white, light tan head soon goes to leave a wisp-like nothingness. If your feet smell and your nose runs, you are built upside down, my nose can’t smell anything here. Not even something nasty. The taste is OK, a bit fizzy maybe, but barley and hops are in there somewhere, the bottle mentions Fuggles, but I can’t find them from this pint. Beery aftertaste, dryish and hops, slightly watery for a 5.1% beer. I am sure Old Bob and myself have met before, in a cask life, this is not as I remember him.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1758) - 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 (2495) - 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 (139) - 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 (3648) - 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 (1741) - 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 (14175) - 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.


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