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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.


3.8
   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 (1799) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
Courtesy or Armando629, thanks. Poured ruby-amber and an off-white head. Banana, candy, dirt, vinegar in the aroma. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Not my beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2011
Courtesy of Balázs, thanks! Mahagóni vörös színe van, ami tükrösen tiszta. Habja sárgás színű, vékony és krémes. Illata almaecetes, gyümölcsös és vajsavas. Fanyar íze van, ami kissé fás, égetett cukros, zöld almás és pörkölt magvas, rozskenyeres. Könnyű teste van és alig található benne buborék. Utóíze gyümölcsösen fanyar és kiszárítja az egész szánkat. Érdekes egy ale, szerintem ilyenek lehettek a régi idők pubjainak, átlagos italai.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2447) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2011
0,5 l bottle, Tesco, south Tottenham, Greater London.
Reddish mahagony colour, creamy-lacing white head. Aroma of caramel, sourish apple, lactic acid, light caramel. Easy bodied one, some apple, some caramel, light woody taste, toasted character, moderated hops in the finish with an easy candy sugar.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3102) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Red-brown with fast-settling head, slightly sweet malt aromas, crisp and balanced on the palate with a little nuttiness, but also with a faint metallic tang, perhaps from being bottled in clear glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (881) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Looking at recent rates, this seems to divide people: while I wouldn’t go overboard, I like it. Nothing outstanding, smooth caramel flavours, easy to drink, unpretentious. A beer to "settle" for?

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rossbeerme (11) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
wasnt pleased atall with old bob. wouldnt even consider drinking it again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Not as nice as other ales for same price so wouldent buy again waste of money

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 50cl bottle shared with a friend. Not much head, white. Amber brown pour. nice.


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