1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Bobby Ale - Baltika Breweries

Not Rated.
Old Bobby AleOld Bobby Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

17 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 32.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dentist666 on 12-16-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SLeffler27:
Photo of SLeffler27
1.63/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presented in a fish-eye pint, Old Bobby is clear and bright dark copper with fair carbonation. A modest, off-white head quickly dissipates leaving no lacing.

Caramel malt is prominent with some wet cardboard and little else going on.

Unbalanced caramel, otherwise there is not much going on. The aftertaste is messy at best. This one is really not worth the effort of consumption. I’m not sure, but I think I taste butter.

Light body and watery texture with a hint of carbonation. There is lots of acrid astringency assaulting the palate.

I finished what I could, but it was an effort. I’m not sure to whose palate this was intended to appeal.

SLeffler27, Mar 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
2.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

An English Ale from Russia... can't say i've seen that before. One of those impulse buys that you regret once the bottle is opened. Twist off cap, slight muted hiss of CO2 escapes. Poured into a large tapered mug, it doesn't seem to generate all that much foam. Body is a brighly clear copper color, a column of ascending bubbles in a column emanating from the base of the glass. Fleeting cap of foam that barely lasts a minute, then dies off completely, leaving zero lace.

Aroma is sweet and musty, reminds me of Muntons canned malt extract syrup.

Soda carbonation and astringency, sweet with some dark bread and nutty malt flavors. Really shouldn't be that sharp, especially if they're going for an English ale. Somewhat generic and sweet flavor profile with a thin bodied and overcarbonated feel to it. Not a beer i'd particularly even finish, let alone buy ever again.

emerge077, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Gottesverachter
3.75/5  rDev +41%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of ajzy
1/5  rDev -62.4%

ajzy, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of rodney45
3.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Quickly dissipating off white head over a burnished copper ale

S: Malt dominant aroma, with faint hints of wheat.

T: Wheat intensive ale, a bit astringent. Not at all bitter, and hardly taste any hop characteristics.

M:Smooth non bitter ale. Light carbonation.

O: Not a bad run of the mill ale. I can imagine this being drunk in alehouses throughout the 18th century. Its a session-able non high abv beer, good with a meal of lamb and rice or maybe fish.

rodney45, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of tclang
1/5  rDev -62.4%

tclang, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

AlexAfonin, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev +12.8%

NightINgale, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Heminoolo
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +41%

dmorgan310, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of dcmchew
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of pkenkman
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

pkenkman, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Dentist666
3.15/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ale from Baltika? It sounds interesting! One pint bottle. Sugar as additive.
Pours clear copper beer with decent off-white head. Aroma of caramel & some kind of unclear hops. Ahh, the taste is strange and lagerish, pale malts and chemical hops, regular mass-oriented macro crap, of course, the ale is sweeter, than Old Bobby Lager.

Dentist666, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

paulish, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of BILF
2/5  rDev -24.8%

BILF, Jul 06, 2014
Old Bobby Ale from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.