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S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter) | Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Alberta, Canada
wildrosebrewery.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden-bronze colour and light in body, Wild Rose S.O.B. is delicately hopped and refreshingly delicious. Very gentle and approachable, this classic English ale is an excellent choice to enjoy as a "session beer.

23 IBU

Added by Cwrw on 02-27-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,089
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
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3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilkLeg
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sherpahigh
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Albertahab31
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first bitter on tap and I think there is something wrong with the keg. Taste is good, carbonation is very low and pours with no head

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2.36/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. pint imbibed at Beer Revolution. Can also be found in Wild Rose mixed packs. A legit English bitter (sans the extra moniker), this one is yellow gold to light copper, with an inch or so of white head. Aroma is light, bright, and fruity, with an extremely mellow crystal malt backbone ... I get light berry and grape aroma notes, some fruit jam and bubble gum. Nice estery smell but subtle. The flavors themselves are hard to discern at the individual level, blending together in a near-seamless complex of light caramel malt, popcorn, and bramble fruit, with almost a corn-like smooth sweetness and East Kent Goldings with the volume knob turned down. Fairly fizzy and thin bodied, just a hint of English pub chew with an uber-smooth mouthfeel. Finish is dryish and includes an interesting peanut butter taste that I get with the bottles as well. One could session this for decades and probably remain frustrated that you cannot taste more ... I suppose that's the whole idea here. What's there is indeed classic English bitter. I'd amp up the overall flavor intensity. Its TOO sessionable.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Rich golden just leaning coppery, smallish white head, clear with a few streams of big rapidly rising bubbles. Cap fades to a skim that has good retention & leaves okay lacing.

S: Muddled citrus, herbal, & grassy hops – EKG? Must be. Pale malt that is slightly biscuit & also hints grainy. Faint hints of caramel & diacetyl. Fair overall, but not all that pungent or strong though.

T: Citrus is even more muted – herbal & grassy, hay-like hops with just a hair beyond moderate bitterness. Malts are biscuit pale with touches of grain, caramel, & sweetness. Diacetyl really fades. Fairly balanced until the finish when it goes hoppy.

M: Just a bit under medium body with CO2 a touch over-matched. Barest hints of texture with a finish that is drying from attenuation and hops.

D: A bit simple. Surely straight ahead, non-complicated session strength Bitter. Feels like an English style done for people used to US pub pales. Drinkable and will not unduly slow you down.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bottlerocket24
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Converge
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Fluffy snow-white head off the pour, above a clean copper brew. Nice head retention with some light lacing.

S - Malty and floral right off the bat. Lots of caramel malt upfront with light fruity notes. Almost reminds me of the Wraspberry Ale. Slight floral character, with some subtle grassy hops in the finish, providing a gentle citrus twang.

T - Aroma translates poorly to the taste. Caramel malt is still present, but takes a backseat to the 2-row character. Fruity and hoppy twang from the aroma has been toned down a lot. Mild fruity flavor, adds some sweetness, and there's a sort of banana/clove thing going on that reminds me of a hefe. Overall this is too boring for my tastes, but still unoffensive.

M - A little more than light-bodied, and the carbonation feels high without feeling at all fizzy.

D - A mild beer overall. The flavor profile just feel uninteresting and gives me little to enjoy. A decent beer for a Calgary local, but I won't be trying this again. I feel this is a pretty complex beer, but all the flavors are so light it never comes to fruition.

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of GabesAles
2.16/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: very clear, light amber color, head deflated imidiately, no lacing

Smell: very little

Taste: very light modied, did not particularly care for the flavor profile.. very little hopped, and kind of dry..

Mouthfeel: poor mouthfeel... not much else to add here...

Overall: Not definately my least liked brew from Wild Rose - will not buy this again.

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S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter) from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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