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Uncle Bob Bitter - Riverwalk Brewing

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 29
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Riverwalk Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 29
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice golden color with good clarity. The bubbly and rocky head has absolutely no quit in it. Retention is awesome and lacing is clumpy and sticky.

S: Floral, freshly cut grass, hints of candied lemon peel and orange marmalade. Iced tea with lemon. Light whiffs of biscuit and scone English malts.

T: Floral, freshly cut grass, tea leaves and hints of tobacco. Orange marmalade. Lightly peppery. Earthy. Stiff bitterness. Malty undertones of caramel and scones. Drying finish.

M: Medium-light body. Round and slightly chewy malt feel. Lightly gripping hop astringency. Fine, prickling carbonation.

O: This beer is on point. Fresh and bright in character. Tasty, easily quaffable, and it feels like an authentic English Bitter. This is the type of beer I wish the session movement in the U.S. would embrace. (861 characters)

Photo of Bbbbeee
3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This seemed right in the zone for a British bitter. Poured it from a bottle. Med/light body, not a lot of carbonation, some nice bitterness, lower alcohol content and really drinkable. It was gone fast. Would be great with fish and chips at the pub. (253 characters)

Photo of tkelley
3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small growler into a shaker pint.

A - really pretty copper body with a nice fine white head . Good lacing and retention.

N - hoppy nose with biscuit notes.

T - nice old world taste with piney and citrusy hops with a good malt background.

M - a little watery but nicely carbonated despite being in the growler for a couple days.

O - good drinking beer. Like it. Cheers! (387 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.55/5  rDev n/a

On-tap. Poured a clear, orange color. Modest white head. Consistent lacing. Aroma is a bit fruity and grainy with some English hops. Flavor has some floral hops, fruits and toasted malt. Very simple with a forgiving bitterness. Peppy carbonation with a lighter body. I found it to be refreshing. Better than expected. I am partial to the style. (344 characters)

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.4/5  rDev n/a

From a 32 oz growler

Pours a golden color with the slightest hint of amber, smallish head that fizzes away fairly fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell is mostly sweet malt with a grainy aspect to it, some decent hop aromas.

Taste starts out with the sweet front, decent citrus-like hop presence follows up, carbonation is on the high side which is too high for this style, slight slickness to the mouth with a decent body. (421 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Several tugs of the hand pump fills the 16 ounce glass with nearly no head (only a blend of quickly fading large bubbles and a layer of fine ones). Orange-amber color and appropriately cloudy. No lace.

Lots of yeast and what I call brewer- floor smell. Too bad, I always root for the locals.

Watery but without much carbonation--actually comes across balanced. The flavor is a huge improvement from the smell. It starts with a neutral pale ale malt flavor. The swallow is balanced, but the aftertaste is bitter enough to make it interesting. Straight bitter finish. (569 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 500 ml bottle. Sampled on June 7, 2015.

It pours mostly yellow and heady more like a pilsener rather than what I envision for an English Bitter.

The aroma has some toasted pale malts, a bit of sweetness, and some grass

The body is light.

The bitterness comes forward more so in the taste after the pale malt flavors but it tends to remind me more of a Pilsener. It's just missing something. (404 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
2.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Poured out of a small growler into a half liter tall pint glass %0A%0AThick beige head clear almost rusty body%0A%0ASawdust%2C jolly rancher%2C preserved fruits%0A%0AVery watery%2C some pine%2C Woody%0A%0AVery flat%0A%0AThe beer starts out looking very promising smells like a proper bitter but the taste departs very far from what it looks and smells like (356 characters)

Photo of jbertsch
2.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Fail. Doesn't look or taste like an ESB. Golden in color, which isn't right. Smell is almost there to style, but not quite. The Taste just falls flat, a little toasty and biscuity, not the full rich body ESB experience. Has a cheap aftertaste. Took 2 sips and left the $7 pint on the bar. (288 characters)

Uncle Bob Bitter from Riverwalk Brewing
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.