Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1789) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15634) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1914) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2455) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 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. Re-rate, still a little sweet but this time hoppy and lightly roasty, with notes of toasted malt and a pleasing wintery edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (996) - 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?

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