SOB (Special Old Bitter) - Pump House Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
3/5 rDev -20%
I'm hoping for lots of hops, but we'll see.
A: very cloudy honey brown, two fingers of lingering tan head, visible carbonation.
S: not a lot of hop presence, grainy malt
T: grainy malts, grassy bitterness, mainly in the aftertaste.
F: fairly low carbonation, no bite, slight lingering bitterness.
O: An okay beer that I wouldn't refuse, but I wouldn't choose it either. I'm not sure what's "west-coast style" about it.
12-18-2013 21:37:08 | More by souvenirs
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
Golden amber color. Haze free. Modest bar-pour head. Leaves only rim bubbles after settling. Some streaks of lace.
Mostly grainy malt aroma. Very low hop nose. A touch of honey.
Round, crystal malt flavor. Rich bodied which is enhanced with a low carbonation level. There's little bitterness, even in the swallow, which has a bit of sourness.
08-20-2012 21:56:56 | More by smcolw
3.9/5 rDev +4%
Bottle purchased and consumed at Luxelune in Winnipeg. Poured into a sleeve
Copper with a slight haze, pale head with little lacing. Soap on the nose (could it have been the damp glass?) morphs into a crisp fruity hop with a caramel and cracker malt notes. The body has a nice strong bitterness with a light sweetness thy cuts it. Light hop flavours of citrus and a hint of earth come through. Strong crisp carbonation and a bitterness lingers on the palate. Nice beer, worth having...
12-07-2011 05:09:41 | More by kjyost
3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
Had on tap at the brewery. Served into a pint glass.
Appearance: ¼ inch head, clear, dark gold in color, small carbonation
Smell: citrus hops and caramel
Taste: caramel at the start followed by a healthy dose of citrus hops
Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a bitter finish that lingers a bit, light body, high carbonation
Drinkability: This one is a better than average bitter beer. I wish this one hit more notes like a lot of the Pumphouse brews, but it is not bad. One I would probably skip over in the future, but an ok beer.
09-09-2011 13:57:47 | More by tigg924
4.22/5 rDev +12.5%
A: Clear copper body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is decent, as is lacing.
S: Large notes of pine hops and some sweet caramel malts. Much more american then an English stylel.
T: Very hop forward with a nice mixture of fruits and sweet malts.
M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. The carbonation could be lower, but it's not off putting. The texure is frothy and leaves a nice bitter aftertase.
O: Love this beer, for the price and what you get, you just can't compete.
04-03-2011 21:53:46 | More by Long813
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
Another Barnyard BBQ serving. This cross-bred red/amber ale had a nice head that lasted and left an awesome trace. Not much carbonation was noticed in the glass. I don't know what type of hop was used, but it was unfamiliar to me. One that I can't recall smelling in another beer before. I enjoyed the grassy notes and bitterness to it. These hops are all bitter. A fresh, clean taste as well. The malts brought up the back end. A somewhat highly acid beer but left no aftertaste, just clean and crisp. I found this to be a heavier beer than I was anticipating, thus given a 3.5 and not a 4. Still a very worthy bevvy.
03-18-2011 18:59:38 | More by spree92
SOB (Special Old Bitter) from Pump House Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.