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Wychwood Hobgoblin (Pasteurised)

Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 2203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle and can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Pale, chocolate and crystal malts; English Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops.
Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6023) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, bit of nail varnish and hop extract in aroma. Hops, caramel, sweetish, bit metallic in taste. Metallic and caramel in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation. Nothing wrong, but nothing special either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (377) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a cola-like reddish/brown color with off-white head that leaves modest lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chcolate, honey, toffee, bread, syrup, dough with licorice and vanilla. Flavour is simpler, yet more balanced and easy to grasp. Roasted malts, licorice, a hint of chocolate and some hops. Perhaps a little spicyness as well. Short light bitter finish in creamy mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit watery palate and body. Oh, and I did mention the funny little logo on the front?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (539) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Cola pour. A: sweet malts, cola, caramel note, vanilla. T: very smooth, sweet malts, vanilla, cola. Bit watery. Medium bitter development, sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yased (119) - MEXICO - JUL 18, 2016
De Wychwood Brewery(ENG) la muy popular “Hobgoblin” una Strong Bitter de 5.2% ABV, este es un tipo de cerveza tradicional de los pubs ingleses, el estilo es muy amplio y la variedad de colores es bastante amplia como tambien de sabores, a grandes rasgos es una Bitter o Best Bitter rustica, con mas alcohol y sabores fuertes. La “Hobgoblin” presenta una corona de espuma delgada de poca retención, perlas que van muy unidas y compactas, ligeramente matizadas de color arena, encontramos que el liquido es de tono cobrizo muy intenso con destellos dorados y rubí, muestra un cuerpo pleno en las paredes del vaso. En aroma es maltosa, lúpulo floral y resinoso, carácter terroso, corteza de pan, dulzor moderado por las mismas maltas, intensidad media, se puede percibir ligera acidez, notas nuez, muy aceptable el aroma. Ya en sabor predomina sin duda el carácter maltoso, las notas iniciales son a corteza de pan, dulzor medio, algo de nuez, amargor ciertamente considerable del lúpulo y tambien de las mismas maltas, mucho sabor resinoso y herbal, terrosa, acaramelada, tambien hay nuez presente, carácter tostado moderado, final semi seco con retrogusto a grano con cierta duración, no me es de lo mas grata, pero es muy tomable, con 500 ml es una buena opción para ir conociendo este estilo que aunque no es tan conocido ni reproducido fuera del Reino Unido es muy rico y algo distinto a los estilos agresivos americanos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (588) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a thick enough creamy off white head. Has a dark amber appearance. Lacing is pretty good. Aromas of light malts and hops, pretty well balanced between the two. Mild hint of caramel as well. Flavours of barley malts, light hops, caramel, hints of chocolate and some mild spices. Also notes of raisins and just a bit of toffee. Very good stuff! Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, a little bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiposserios (5) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
a disappointment for me ... a little bit of caramel flavor, nice color but boring in general

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Kind of a boring English ale with nut aromas, okay head, watery graham cracker flavour with some caramel hints. A little higher abv than usual for these but otherwise nothing to recommend, discuss, nor remember.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1209) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear brown, light brown head Burned caraml, chocolate, light toffee, malts, woody Light chocolate, light roasted, very drinkable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardbeerman (336) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Gift bottle from Gabriel from his last trip to LCBO, thanks man! Pours a clear mahogany/cola,topped by a finger or so of creamy tanned head showing great retention and lacing properties. The nose is sweet, fruity, nutty and earthy. Banana, bubblegum, dattes, figs. The taste is semi-sweet milk chocolate paired with banana and dattes. Earthy hops stand out quite a bit all the way to the finish. Medium body, tingling carbonation. Smooth bitterness and light tartness. Good try. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3841) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Pours clear mahogany with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, hazelnut, malt and citrus. Taste is sweet, caramel and butterscotch, with a mild bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

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