Brewed by Galbraith's Brewing Company
Style: Bitter - Ordinary / Best
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Named in honour of Kentishman John “Bob” Hudson who had the patience to teach me how to brew the old way. Brewed using finest Golden Promise pale ale malt and crystal malt from Yorkshire and top quality Styrian Golding variety hops. Hard water and generous late addition hops have produced a tangy and refreshing bitter. This lighter gravity “boys” bitter is ideal for session drinking.

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TedE (2533) - Glen Innes, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2019 Pint on tap at Galbraith's, Auckland. Hand pull from cask. Still clear amber beer with a thin creamy white head. Fruity malty nose, a little smoke? Good lacing. Light body, sweet taste with a bitter/sour finish. Some lingering fruit too. Very typical English bitter, very good.

Skarecrow (1734) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2018 440ml can Slightly Hazy amber colour with good head. Malty aroma and taste. Good Bitter.

beer-yum (3602) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2018
Appealing floral aroma in an amber pour. Laid back hop forward balance with a clean malty body and finish. Pretty much what it says in the tin - and there’s nothing wrong with that.

explosivedog (10897) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2017
On handpull at Galbraith’s. Pours gold. Hazelnuts, walnuts, biscuit, little white chocolate. Very malt heavy, but nice enough.

nickd717 (9485) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Cask ar Galbraith. Clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is coconut and sweet malts, mild herbal hops. Slightly sweet flavor base, herbal tea, caramel. Medium light body with a casky (come on, you know what I mean) mouthfeel. Legit!

3fourths (9493) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bitter apples, plant matter, tea leaves. husky grains, stale yeast powder, wort. Very raw and unfinished, with an acidic orange jelly malt sweetness and astringent tea leaf hoppiness. An absolutely lifeless cask ale that leaves bile acidity lingering in the mouth and throat. From cask at Galbraith Brewing in Auckland.

kiwianer (4102) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
The head is good, the body orange golden. It smells malty, decent, fruity. The taste is frutiy, aromatic, hoparomatic, less bitter. Tasty! 12/12/13/12/-/13 3.8

sm89walt (2681) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2013
Cask - Galbraith’s, Auckland. A clear, golden amber in colour with a fine soapy white head. This is British bitter as it should be done. Simple, lightly hopped, lovely juicy malt body and sessionable beyond belief. Not going to knock anyone’s socks off flavour-wise but then it’s not designed to. However, in terms of precision and quaffability it’s a real winner. About as solid as you’ll get. Good grassy English hops, some earth, a bit of biscuit and yeast and pleasant mid-fruits coming through. The key here is integration and balance. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and mouthfeel with a soft intensity, modest length finish. After a slog at work, I raced here for something wet and alcoholic to neck and this slaked my thirst a good-un. It goes to show that bigger isn’t always better; as long as you’re nailing it then subtle and low-key can really hit the spot. Next time you’re in Auckland, head to Galbraith’s and the only words you’ll need are: "a pint of Bob, please."

Travlr (32130) - No fixed abode, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Cask handpull at the source. Crystal clear golden color, white edge head. Aroma of subtle black pepper. Taste is pepper and straw. A classic English bitter.

Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2013
Light in colour, hand pumped from beer engine, light body and very easy to drink. Low level ester profile and balanced bitterness, very sessionable.

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