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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Photo of ElmerTLee
1.9/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Little malt or hop aroma, light gold in color, very dull and lifeless with no discernable English ale characteristics. Slight green apple in aroma, perhaps indicating some fermentation issues. I do not think I would try anything else from this brewery.

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Photo of jbertsch
2.08/5  rDev -39.2%
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.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.51/5  rDev -26.6%
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

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Photo of Todd
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of msondel
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of dcp27
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Johnct
3.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Pours copper with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is piney hops, bready malt and ripe fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy hops, caramel and bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and earthy. I can’t say I enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of TheWhiteDoll
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of TTTBeer
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of PEIhop
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of stevehagy
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ccurrid
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbutova
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours from the standard can to a tulip with a slightly hazy medium golden body. A frothy white head makes it up to about two fingers high with good retention. Lacing is rare with a few small spots.

S- The aroma is balanced for the most part with grains, yeast and hops all represented perhaps focusing on the first two just a bit more than the latter. Grains bring cereal, biscuit and light sweets while the yeast gives pale fruit like apple and white grape. Spicy and grassy hops.

T- The English yeast forms the base with a spicy, fruity and bready flavor profile; even a bit herbal. Apple and pear esters, rich cereal grains, biscuit, slight toast, butter, herbal and grassy, earthy hops.

MF- The body itself is a bit towards the light side and the texture is ever so slightly frothy; it comes off as a bit thin. High end carbonation and an herbal bitter finish.

English yeast is the driving force with an herbal and spicy feeling complimented by flavorful biscuit malts and spicy hops.

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Photo of smcolw
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

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 Boston71
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Uncle Bob Bitter from Riverwalk Brewing
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