Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 1895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
Very little aroma. Well balanced charcoal of a blackbeer but without overdoing it. Would be excellent on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
Very nice braun golden color and a bir creamy head, the perfect beer-look! Smell is bitter fruity. Taste is gentle and sweet, very creamy and finish is toffiee. A good ale... but maby a bit to sweet ..!..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Not bitter in my opinion because it lacked the sickening over hopped bite of some dark beers. It had a ruby color and some fruit and coffee notes. Tasted stout like to me. Far above average without knocking my socks off. Fairly unique for the fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Reddish amber color with a weak head. Nose is very faint and what could be discerned was malty. The mouthfeel was watery and flat and dull. The flavor was bland. Great label but crap beer. Doubt if bottling this in brown bottles would have helped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2004
0.5 L bottle. Clear, light brown without much head. Strong malt aroma with traces of alcohol and mint. Complex, sweet flavour with an initial, alcoholic bitterness changing to a sour aftertaste; very sweet. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Not a beer to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Pours a dark muddy brown with a large but quickly dissapating head. minimal lacing. malty aroma, toffee, bubblegum. thin body, sweet with a burnt coffee finish. ho hum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2004
5.5% bottle. Dark copper. Good head and light brown thin lacing. Deep malt aroma. Thick body, noticeable hops, dusty character and interesting spice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7495) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Pours clear dark amber, with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, toffee, brown sugar. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, fruit, root beer, and a slight cabernet-dryness type finish. Yet, as it warmed, the caramelly brown sugar came out more. Very complex, very nice style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2004
(Bottled, 5.2% ABV) Darkish amber color with a very small head. Sweetish, aromatic-hoppy aroma. Sweet, quite hoppy flavor with cocoa, plums and a hint of spiciness. Quite thin and rough palate. A decent ale, but lacks character and body - typically for Wychwood brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
garrison (749) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bland and watery, with a hint of a metallic taste, this is a beer I’ll not be buying again.

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