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

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RATINGS: 2157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle 43F Pint Glass. Malty aromas, citrus notes maybe lemonbars, very nice and approachable. A ruby-Amber apperance with a light tan head of verying bubble makeup, decent lacing. Taste is of a banana split, fruity, with mild chocolate notes that finish slightly bitter with a touch of roasted almonds.. A touch of roasted malts. Mouthfeel is very light, slight carbonation, a bit watery. A bit of a disappointment after the great nose and head on it, I wish it was a bit bigger, not a bad ESB but not a great one either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 31, 2006
Pours a dark brown, with a creamy coloured head, which faded quickly. Very malty aroma, some winter fruits. Taste is a little bitter, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy, flat and thick. Nice drinker

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8849) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle Tesco Bicetser 29-05-06. Dark brown coloured beer that had a small off white head, slight detection of fruits and malt in aroma, taste is a bit too sweet and plain have they tampered with the recipe? I always recall that it tasted better than this. Fine enough but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6728) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
Bouteille claire de 500 ml achetée à l’ANB de Caraquet (N-B) lors d’un séjour dans la péninsule acadienne. Arôme: Odeur de céréales rôties et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales rôties. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’une légère amertume en arrière goût. (Ratin #495)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On tap at Freakin Frog. Medium amber/brown with a off white creamy head. Good fruity but not too sweet aroma and flavor. Nice caramel beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
Dark brown colored, slight hints of red. Little beige head. Sweetness, chocolate, bitterness and mild citrus in aroma, good bitter aroma. Medium bodied. Fruits, bitterness, mild chocolate in flavor, aftertaste has mild citrus with bitterness and medium carbonation. Well balanced bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2339) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Draught at Beer on the Pier Chicago. Buttery, ESB aroma...very nice. Clear dark amber with a small, off-white whisp. Decent lace. Pretty darn enjoyable. Seemed a little too cold. Solid. Maybe not quite at Fullers ESB level, but close. Seems a little underrated; perhaps my rating was skewed a little by the attractive old English style booth from which it was served.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Canned. A dark brown coloured beer which pours quite flat looking. The aroma has some fruity malts but a tin feel to it - more from the pasteurisation than the dispense method - The taste seems quite old aleish with some deep fruits and notes of liquorice but lots of caramel. Decent at first but seems very artificial then becomes very sickly sweet and sugary.Score 2.6
Subsequent ratings scored 2.8, 2.5, 3.1, 2.7 and 3.2. Average becomes 2.8

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
I wasn’t overly impressed with this english ale that I got on draft; however, it is not my favorite style. Poured a medium dark brown hue and lacked anything noticeable on the nose. Strongly bitter, but not my type of hops. Cool name though, must use the term "Hobgoblin" more often. This term best describes a few people (cough...co-workers..cough) that I know.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
actone (11) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
It was pretty tasty, nice amber red color. Nice and strong for 11 bucks a 6 pack I would definiately drinik again


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