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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2227   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
16.9 oz can. Pours mahogany with thin white head that left a little bit of lace. Sweet, caramel, malty, nutty flavor. Too sweet for me. Best thing about this beer is the scary ass goblin on the can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Dark brown pour. Small head that left in a hurry. Faint, Sweet aroma - maltly, fruity. Smooth malt flavor with not a whole lot to grab a hold of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2006
bottle. Red-brown with thin head. Medium body with dry, bitter finish, but rounded out with some deep flavours of fruit & chocolate. full-bodied, well-balanced, chocolate toffee malt, moderate bitterness, distinctive fruity character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pretty standard english ale. Similar to boddingtons or old speckled hen. A little thinner on the palate than expected, and a little bit metalliic overall. Decent, but not great, a bit pricy too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
On tap. With a tagline like "What’s the matter lagerboy, afraid you might taste something?" you shouldn’t make a beer like this.. So average... Seriously, what’s wrong with the guys at Wychwood? Seems to me like they’re only reaching out for the pre-adolescent, role-playing sci-fi geek segment of the market

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vitamine (35) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
this beer is amazing. i love just to sit down and relax with a hobgoblin. definatly one of my best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2006
Can, 50 cl. Fine smell of malt, fruity taste and aroma from malt and hops. A bit on the sweet side for me, so not top marks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown with little head. Has a very sweet malty smell. Sweet, nutty, almost too sweet. Very thin in the mouth, like carbonated water. Not the best ESB I’ve had, but not the worst beer. Probably wouldn’t buy it again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin head. Did not find much aroma, nutts, but flavour of sweet malt, nutts and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
locarboy (129) - USA - AUG 28, 2006
500ml clear bottle. Poured a dark ruby brown color. A bit dark for an ESB. Nice fluffy head that disappeared to a thinnish ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Nice lacing. Typical Bitters flavor with a bit of an iced tea and faint fresh hop finish. Really can’t taste the alcohol in this one, but that may be deceiving. Maybe a bit thin in the malt/mouthfeel department for a premium bitters. Not spectacular, but not disappointing either.

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