Perhaps I just don't know any different, and there really is a hop called Bobec (with a C). Or perhaps they have a typo on the label. Ooohhh.
|Bobec - far right side, third line down in the black section.|
Oh yeah, here. Check it out.
By the BJCP Style Guidelines (2008), this beer would classify as either a Special Bitter or an Extra Special/Strong Bitter. The label calls it a "Premium British Beer" which could sum it up as well. Interestieng to note that for both these styles it mentions the growing use of American hops in these styles. Of course, I'm referring again to the use of Cascade hops. It's fascinating at least to this beer nerd, if for nobody else. Adding a touch of citrus/fruity aroma and flavor (I'm sure the Cascade was't used for bittering) to the normal more earthy or green flavors of the British hops, like the Goldings and Fuggles. After a little browsing and reading posts related to Bobek, I get the sense that lemon, lime, and/or pine seem to be included in the flavor profile. It's interesting that the site from the company that grows Bobek doesn't describe the flavor more...unless I just missed it somewhere.
While Iran Maiden can rock! They can also make a decent traditional English Style ale. And back to the original dilemma. Can they spell?