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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11623) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours rich chestnut with a small, foamy white head. Holds a rich toffee aroma with doughy malts and distant, ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet, with toasted biscuits and earthy, leafy and slightly herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes dryly with notes of burnt candy, toast and some herbal, earthy hops. Pretty nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle from my local offie. Shining bronze with lazing carbonation and fine magnolia drum of head. Surprisingly some Shep-like hop aroma has survived the clear bottle treatment; sherbet, jellied orange and flowering shrub..with some less savoury, buttery, uncooked turkey notes lurking in the background. Brittle, berry-flavoured soda taste with instant coffee and liquorice Allsort hints. Drinkable- if split with the missus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14151) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, malt and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
bottle, malty neutrally aroma, light sweetness, medium bitterness, good balanced taste, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, little bit more than average ale...some citrus fruits in taste good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
7th May 2009
Reddish amber clear beer. Semi dry palate. Nicley balanced toffeeish malt with a smooth but subdued hop counterbalance. Creamy malt in the finish and an aftertaste of fading hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7864) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle. Cherry-apple malt and light grass hops aroma. Clear chestnut color with small head. Sweet cherry-apple malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Very nice body. Good ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1561) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Bottle. Thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Chestnut brown body. Nuts, caramel, toffee, grass. Malty. Bitter-sweet, well-balanced. Slight oily palate. Gentle bitter finish, gentle carbonation. Not at all bad. 6 3 6 3 12 ### Bottle. The body looks like amber with black malt added. Medium off white head. Nose is Christmas, maraschino cherries, fruit, black malt. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Suggested food pairing: goes really well with Christmas cake. 7 3 6 3 12

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle - clear, reddish. Beige head. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Soft creany mouthy feel. Sweet. Caramel malts. Fruity and some spiciness. Hoppy with low to medium bitterness. A little nuttiness. Very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
[2897-20100529] 500mL clear bottle. Mild paint thinner alcohol aroma. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. English profile hops flavour has light sugary malt. Medium body. Nice enough but for the clear bottle.
(From Grog Shop, Oxford; w/ jerc)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
2010-05-29. Dark amber body with a modest beige head that fades. 3+ Mild aroma, sweetish malt, crystal (?) caramel malt touches. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt, caramel, light toasty accents. 6+ Smooth average plus palate has a nice weight to it. Pretty solid, but a touch too sweet overall. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford


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