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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"This succulent premium ale has a wonderful blend of hops that give spicy and citrus fruit flavours leading into a dried fruit and biscuit malt finish. Twice a gold medal winner at the British Bottlers Institute Awards. Rich and malty as well as fruity and spicy. Nutty amber malt and biscuit pale malt together with crystal malt giving toffee/caramel notes. Fuggles and Styrian hops brings masses of tropical fruit and fragrant spiciness. Robust bitterness is balanced with the full body and mouth feel provided by the malt and the satisfyingly complex hoppiness."
A Ridleys beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a huge white head that fades totally. Nose slightly oaky with some dull winter fruit and some artificial cinnamon. Mouth is again slightly oak-aged and slightly bitter, but with a lot of sweetness from malt shining through. Palate is sweet and slightly (sour) fruity, but it all tastes disappointingly artificial and a bit crap. I had expected more (like not artificial oak taste), I did not find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 6, 2007
Pours amber color with medium size white head. Nose is fruity and flowery. Taste is malty andfruity. Bitter finish. Classical britsh ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (580) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A clear copper colour with a small head. Aroma is slightly musty with hops, banana and a touch of malt. Taste is raisin and cherry with plenty of roasted, slightly biscuity, malt and a touch of hoppiness. A somewhat bitter, citric, slightly herbal finish which isnt entirely pleasant. Moderate carbonation. Much better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled. Amber with a medium large fast disappearing head. The nose is spicy and nutty. soft mouthfeel, the body is quite light, herbal taste and dry bitter end. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22983) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
Ruby in colour,grape malt nose. with a rich smooth malt with raisin fruit tones and juicy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
If this is an old ale then im a cheese maker. Aroma is raw caramel and skunky hops. Taste is similar terible rubbish stuff, i cant beleive i rated it this high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
Bottled in clear glass. reddish coloured with a decent white head. Slightly malty aroma. Decent malt and hops in the flavour but overwhelmed by an unpleasant, lingering aftertaste, which ruined this beer for me. The Bury St Edmunds version of Old Bob is significantly worse than I remember, and I wont be drinking it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervis (243) - Taylors Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007
Great spicy aroma, sweet smooth malt balanced by a smokiness and moderate bitter hop flavours. Lingering finish, plenty of body, warm spicy afterglow. Really rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10402) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle: Clear, reddish-amber coloured, no head to speak of; fruity (citrus ?) and (toasted-)malty nose with a big touch of herbal hops; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; lingering aromatic herbal-hoppy and delicate sweet-malty finish. A pleasant brew......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
From bottle. Malty aroma. Deep copper appearance with a good white head. Medium carb. Taste of charcoal and wood. Leaves a rich slightly odd after taste.

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