Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Old Bobby Lager - Old Bobby Ale

Although these appear to be English style beers, they are in fact made by Baltika Breweries of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Old Bobby Lager - This 4.5% ABV beer pours a pale golden, straw in color.  It is highly effervescent has a small pure white head that leaves some light lacing down the glass.  The aroma is fresh, clean, lots of grain, with a bit of apple.  The taste is a crisp, refreshing light tasting lager, some grain and just a touch of lager funk and hop bitterness.  There is not much aftertaste.  The heavy carbonation burns the tongue.  There is nothing wrong with this, it is an enjoyable light lager, but it is fairly non-descript.

Old Bobby Ale - This beer is also 4.5% ABV.  It pours a light brown, copper, ruby, amber in color with a half-inch of slightly off-white foam.  The aroma is caramel, slighty burnt, slightly roasted, and some light dark fruit.  The taste is slightly sweet with the caramel and fruit.  This is quite mild, nice, but just a tad too sweet for my taste.  I would like it if it finished just a bit crisper, drier, more bitter.





  1. What national chain stores sell this beer?

  2. I wish I could answer your question, I got these at Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa and it is the only store in which I have ever seen these beers.