Uncle Bob Bitter | Riverwalk Brewing

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Uncle Bob BitterUncle Bob Bitter

Brewed by:
Riverwalk Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. canned on 9/9/16

Pours amber gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like nutty toasted caramel malt, some minty piney earthy grass, mild spice, with lemon and orange citrus notes. Tastes like nutty toasted caramel malt, some tart lemony citrus, orange peel, some spice, with minty piney earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice English Bitter.

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4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.07/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of MA08
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of andylipp
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can. A bright gold pour with a restrained head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is all English yeast and toasty Marris Otter. Mouthfeel is somewhat thi with restrained carbonation. The hops (Kent Goldings?) and yeast dominate the taste, with a mild toast and honey maltiness rounding it out. Not bad.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of redsoxjim
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tarnished foggy yellow with a thick foam head that persists for the whole pint. Mild grainy aroma with matching flavor and a mild bitterness that balances well.

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Photo of Bbbbeee
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of diechipmunk
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tastes like a bitter, biscuity, light caramel and yeast. Well balanced bitterness, but very little aromatics. It's a really good beer if you want a traditional English style ale and aren't looking for a hopped up American Amber.

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Photo of DJoe
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slight hazy honey color with a white foamy head.

On the nose I get a lot of malts and toasted cereals. Notes of biscuits and sweet, burnt sugar.

The taste starts with a balanced sweet and bitter flavor. You get malts and bread with burnt sugar and slight bitter on the tongue. The after taste is reminiscent of a lager or pilsner. It doesn't have the usual characteristics of an English Bitter.

This brew is pretty carbonated and medium bodied. Finishes clean in the mouth.

Although it doesn't have everything a bitter usually has it is still not bad. I would drink this regularly if available.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/17/16

A: Dark gold with copper highlights - pours clear - Medium size white head with impressive retention, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Well-rounded maltiness - hearty bread, biscuits - grainy with some caramel grains - touch of citrus - leafy, herbal hops, hints of pepper - English ale yeast - slight hint of plastic hose - some hard water and minerality

T: Nice mouthful of bread - pale and caramel malts, grains - some bread, mulitgrain bread, toast, light biscuit - light touch of citrus, but mostly herbal, tea-like hops, with some grass - some yeast, with touches of pepper - sharp minerality - medium bitterness - finishes mostly clean, but could be cleaner, lingering off-flavors

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation, mostly smooth

O: Wait, my uncle Bob doesn't live in England

In theory, this is great. It has some great bready flavors paired with some nicely herbal, tea leaf-like hops. It has a lot of flavor for the low ABV. The issue is that has some obvious flaws, including a plastic-hose like aroma and some light off-flavors (fusel alcohols). It reminds me too much of some bottles of homebrew that sat too long.

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Photo of tkelley
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Resuin
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boston71
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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