Bob's Your Uncle - Round Barn Brewery
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3.39/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
I picked up a bottle of Round Barn Brewery's Bob's Your Uncle a couple days ago for $1.75 at Boyne Country Provisions. I've never tried anything from his brewery since they aren't really aren't available in my area, but I'm always down to try a new Michigan brewery and I thought I would start off with their ESB, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- The label is pretty simple and it makes it pretty well known that this is an English style beer, the names a little weird, but at least there's an explanation to it. It poured a murky orange/amber color that took on more of a brighter amber color when held to the light with three fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, I have no complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a good amount of malts that impart some nice caramel and toasted malt aromas. Up next comes a slight plastic like aroma followed by some typical English hops that impart some earthy and herbal hop aromas.This beer had a nice aroma with some good balance, but the slight plastic aroma threw me off a little.
T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a good amount of malts that impart some lightly toasted and caramel malt flavors. Up next comes the hops which are those same typical English hops that I got in the aroma, but this time it's the earthy hop aspect that seems to stick out the most imparting a medium amount of bitterness with a malty and earthy hop aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer and I think it's pretty true to style.
M- Smooth, clean, crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation that's a little too high and prickly. The mouthfeel wasn't bad, but the high prickly carbonation really hurt it.
Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a fairly true example of the style, it had a couple of issues but other than that it fit into the style nicely. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, clean, not filling and the flavor did a nice job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these but the high carbonation might start to wear on me. What I liked the most about this beer was the balance, the taste and aroma seemed pretty well balanced. What I like the least about this beer was the carbonation, it was just to high and prickly. I don't really buy this style often, but I wouldn't rule out ordering it at a bar if it was available. I would recommend it to people who like the style. All in all this beer wasn't bad and it does a nice job at representing the style. This made for a decent first impression for Round Barn Brewery, I'll have to keep an eye out for more of their beers, nice work guys.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 02:15:41 | More by StoutHunter
2.96/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bob's Your Uncle has far more head than it should given the cautious angle from which it was poured; in the time I looked away to type this sentence it had already begun to spill over the top of my imperial pint glass (note: those are 568ml, the bottle is 330ml). My computer top says thanks. This cloudy, bubbly, orange-amber beer is also polluted with clumps of sediment.
It's hard to note much aroma given the mattress of head that stands between the liquid and my nostrils; this foam is thick enough to be a nightclub bouncer. As result, very little of the malt's sweet, subtly toffee-like breadiness can be appreciated (nor the grassy hops I think might have been detected). Instead, we are treated to a tutorial on yeasty phenols and esters.
Indeed, had I opened this bottle with the intention of making bread, there would have been no surprises and I'd have been quite happy. But alas I did not - I wanted a malty, sessionable ale after a long night's work - and this liquid yeast sample doesn't exactly quench thirst like your typical pint of plain; it is phenolic (spicy), a bit boozy, and dry as eczema.
The yeast may appear to settle down but every sip brings a fresh rush of peppery yeast phenols to the palate. The beer is muted of its malt and hop features - it is neither sweet nor bitter, really - and beyond tastes of white bread and spiced, overripe apples, there's little else to write about. It may have a Union Jack on the label but this beer tastes distinctly Belgian.
I have a strict rule about reviewing infected beer, or any beer suspected to not be at its best. But I also have feelings - and when I brave inclement weather and American customs and drive 5 hours to eagerly spend my hard-earned money on a little known regional brewery that's new to me instead of the other, world-class offerings on the shelf - many of which are my all-time favourites - I feel a little frustrated. Sorry, but until Round Barn Brewery wants to make it up to me with a better sample, this rating (and my waterlogged computer desk) will stand.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 02:00:58 | More by biegaman
3.51/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This bitter is thick and murky, a heavy brown-orange. There's an off-white head that starts off pretty big but is too spritzy and sparse to keep its full form. It does keep some, eventually some fairly heavy islands in the middle and a full sort of foam at the edges. Lacing is left lightly and spottily on the sides of the glass.
The aroma features some nicely sturdy malts, English varietals offering lightly metallic and fruity notes with a light earthiness.
Still metallic and earthy, the flavor features mostly the fruity note, while a mildly herbal note sneaks into the finish. Some grains also pull through.
The body reaches medium. There's not so much carbonation as straight-up crispness, but it takes a spritzy tone. Some smoothness becomes more of a filling foaminess.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 15:03:22 | More by Brenden
3.88/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a nonic pint.
A- 1-1/2 finger, light tan head atop a slightly hazed, amber-copper body. Medium-light carbonation. Head sustains around 1/4 finger. Great rings on the glass. I poured the final dredges after a few sips and really clouded the beer for awhile.
S- Very "beery." Doughy/biscuity malts. Light, floral hops. Hints of fruity esters (berry-like). Slight caramel aroma really heightens with some warmth.
T- Much as aroma suggests, especially in malt profile and esters. Biscuit with a touch of caramel, and a light, fruity finish. Hopping is floral and light (kind of like a weak-brewed herbal tea).
M- Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Pretty clean and dryish considering a slight lean toward the malt side of the spectrum.
O- This is my kind of "session" beer. Read "not a new fangled hop bomb." Nicely balanced. Definitely an easy drinker. Maybe it doesn't stand out, but it's tasty all the same. Grading within the style, I'd put it around a solid "good/4ish."
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2013 01:14:50 | More by GRPunk
2.94/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On the bottle they say that this is going to be a light body and mouthfeel.
Appearance: misty amber body with a two finger off-white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass; make sure to swirl the last inch of beer, in the bottle, to get the sediment off the bottom
Aroma: light bready, earthy yeast nose; light overall
Flavors: earthy yeast, earthy grass bitterness on the finish (very light), toasted caramel,
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, mild body, light dusty dirt aftertaste
To the Point: okay to good; might be a nice one to try on a crisp fall day; flavors are uninteresting,
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 03:26:51 | More by hackmann
2.4/5 rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Sampled on tap at Round Bard on 08/12/2011.
The Full Title is Bob's Your Uncle Bitter Session Beer. As with many session beers, the ABV is low. The golden yellow color produces a large head. The bartender that served the beer even seemed to be surprised by the head. It produces a light body and mouthfeel that makes for easy drinking. The aroma gave a mild citrusy flavor, that seem to melt easily into the flavor. Initially, the taste was bitter with no hints of the citrus from the aroma. The flavor that did exist was too watery and faint. Though one expects the bitter flavor, it was far too brief.
Serving type: on-tap
10-01-2011 23:46:05 | More by JohnnyHopps
Bob's Your Uncle from Round Barn Brewery
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