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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2137   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Poured from a 1pint 0.9 ounce bottle this Hobgoblin is an absolutely clear reddish brown with a quarter inch white head. The carbonation seems to be medium. The aroma is almost non existent, but there a few malt notes to be found. The flavor is about the same. There is just not much there. The finish is clean and quick. A good session beer, but.... Now hold on! I had 2 bottles of this and the 2nd one poured out kind of skunky. I could smell it during the pour. I guess this is not a big surprise for a beer packaged up in a clear bottle. Oh, ick, it even tastes skunky. I guess this is where the overall category comes in. As far as being consistent this brew ainít making it overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours amber color with thin brownish head. Skunky aroma. Kind of bitter. Taste of chocolate. Bottle from LCBO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
Keg @ Mest, Stockholm
Served freezing cold with plenty of carbon dioxide. And I mean plenty! A slight bottled UK-beer taste, bit sharp with toffee and a spicy aftertaste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Faint caramel malt nose. Nice dark brown-amber color, but the head is thin/flat to non-existent. Lovely rich sweet maltiness that fades to a non-unpleasant dryness. Seems even a little tangy 30 seconds later. Not overly impressive, but this pint went down very pleasantly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle 29/06/2003 Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present and some sour fruit aroma. Slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
I truly love this beer. I like especially the fact that it comes in a larger bottle. Pours a nice dark cherry brown and dispite the slight bitter edge it is quite smooth. Nice caramel and chocolate malt smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Pours a hazy brown, nice white head. Kind thin and watery, with a nutty brown ale like taste but watered down, not much else pretty weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Clear dark brown body with light carbonation forming a thin slick of white foam. Caramel/chocolate mousse with light cherry fruit and nuts. Nice flavor that begins with roast and brown, smoky malt leading to spruc/stem hops and a dry woodiness. Not a bad beer, it would be neat to try a live sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB Oct 21 2006 ]
A mostly diminushing small fizzy off-white head that tops up a clear light mahogany body. Moderate lacing. No particules. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being light cookie and nuts (there are traces of red fruits too!) while hops are very faint grass. Yeast character is light Also, there are faint notes of saltyness and butter/toffee. Initial flavor is medium sweet while development is lighty bitter (but still salty and sweet.. odd). Finish is short . Light body... watery texture... Soft carbonation...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Pours dark nut brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth that slowly reduces to a nice, full lace. Aroma of slightly roasted malt and tree bark. Medium nectar w/ ample, creamy residual effers. Dry and bitter w/ roasted malts. Flavors of tree bark, roasted coffee bean, leather, slight bitter bakers cocoa. The finish has a stern roasted bittering. Drinks better as it warms. Says wychwood on the bottle. Maybe thats the kind of wood I taste, Wychwood...baugh!

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