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


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RATINGS: 161   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7712) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9041) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Aroma is caramel malts, hint of wood. Copper colour, off-white head. Nose of caramel malts, metallic, sour fruits. Fairly bitter and dry finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6884) - ITALY - APR 16, 2010
ambrata schiuma media media persitenza noso caramelo malto in bocca maltato delicata finale luppolato leggera note clade di caramello tostaure leggere speziatura da luppolo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2010
bottle, kindly donated by pivnizub! Clear amber-red colour with a small head. Fruity nose. Medium-bodied, malty background with lots of aromatic and bitter hops with a citrusy touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23583) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender in the world). Golden amber colour with mediumsized fluffy/foamy head that leaves some nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild toffee as well as mild oak wooden notes. Flavour is sweet caramel malts, some fudge, mild grass and even some kind of stingy sweetness, not exactly alcohol, but something kind of close to that kind of sweetness. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour caramel malt, dusty, whisky - bourbon - fudge. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081229]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2009
Nice spice and raisens. Reddish colour with a small head. A little bit synthetic though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2009
Low carbonation nice copper coloured beer good thick head aroma fruity spice malt caramel touch flavour fruit bitter spice mild nutmeg taste toffee or syrup taste finish very bitter tart malt sweetness not good.

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