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Ridleys Old Bob (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Regular when brewed at Ridleys. Relegated to seasonal/occasional availability since the Greene King takeover. Previously 5.1%.
A superior blend of malt and hops characterises this full-bodied, smooth and warming premium ale. Savour the rich, spicy, bittersweet flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2229) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2013
Draught. This is a great ESB with a history behind it. Wish I could get some where I live.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
[Cask at the Duck & Pond, Harrow] Pours amber-red with a thick creamy head. Rich fruity aroma (plums) is rather let down by the taste - the orange up front is nice, but then there’s a lot of standard GK toffee malt, with a dusty, suplhurous finsh. On the sweet side. Couldn’t quite understand the high ratings on this one - seemed like juat another boring GK bitter to me?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
A - fruit and Cloves A - dark gold with lasting head T - sweet with light bitter P - mid and soft O - decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask @ The Bear, Camberwell. Nice deep red / mahogany colour head disappearing quickly. Aroma is fruity / liquorice. Taste is dark fruits / some spice with a full body. Finish is slightly bitter and dry. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Pint at The sad Hog Tavern. A heady waft of oily hop. A touch of ganja. Transparent raspberry red. A puckering blast of grapefruit bitterness. Crisply refreshing but a little thin-bodied for the ABV. Tasty but one-dimensional. (Re-rate) Back at SHT. Sweaty hop and long doughy biscuit. Intense malt-hop balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
Cask. Orange gold in colour, this has a malty, spicy aroma. Flavours consist of toffee with some fruit and spice. The finish is chalky and dry but not bitter. I was expecting more from this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Mmm I enjoyed this. Straight forward in the aroma but lovely and fruity in the mouth. A little candy sugar but generally creamy malts are the dominant force. Nice thick mouthfeel. Full bodied and rich. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Half on cask. Perfect temperature. Mahogany red-tinged. Thin foamy head diminishing to nothing. Dark malty aroma combined with fruity notes. Flavour contains dark fruit and dark berries. Bitter sweetness towards the end. Dry finish. Flat and medium mouthfeel (The Harp in Covent Garden 18.09.2006).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Cask at The Harp London WC2 16 Sep 06. Chestnut brown coloured. A small off-white head. Fruity aroma. A caramellish rich flavour. A long bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2006
Cask at Ipswich Beer festival. Clean copper with a frothy head. Licorice aroma. Flavours are fruity and bitter reminding me of old English plum pudding. Complex, fruity ale.

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