SOB (Special Old Bitter) | Pump House Brewery

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SOB (Special Old Bitter)SOB (Special Old Bitter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada
pumphousebrewery.ca

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep honey-coloured unfiltered west coast style session beer with the classic fresh aromatic hop bouquet mingling with malty undertones for excellent balance finishing with a pleasant lingering bitterness. A great thirst quencher or the perfect buffer with spicy foods!

Added by pootz on 09-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of jfreeze
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asianadian
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of souvenirs
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of ZachT
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of djcreepshow
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of StomachUlcers
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. 

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of kjyost
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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...

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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SOB (Special Old Bitter) from Pump House Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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