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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2220   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Tap at the Princess Pub. Clear mahogany with a little ring of bubbles. Sweet, malty aroma. More malt and nuts in the taste, but bitter this time. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Poured a nice dark brown with a little head. Aroma was basically yeast and hops not much more than that. Taste was nice, a nice sweet malt taste. I would drink again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Mahogany with a large, cream colored head comprised of foam. A good deal of lacing accompanies this. Rich and earthy aromas of nuts and caramel. A wet smell of peat is there. The flavor is mostly caramel with a good nuttiness. It is also earthy. Thin bodied and watery, but refreshing. An earthy finish coupled with a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Dark black/brown beer with a light brownish creamy head. Thick root dirt smell is totally diffrent from the rich sweet taffey malt flavor. It also has caramel tons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
From the keg, which Iíve never seen before. This really appealed to me - dark brownish ESB with minimal hop bitterness and a full, malty body with notes of vanilla and caramel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Murky brown ale. Initial skunky aroma masked any good aromas it has. The taste was bitter and nutty. Nothing fancy but a pretty good brew. Would like to sample a cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
1 pint 9 oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma was very yeast-like with some malt. Taste was pretty good, very smooth with a caramel, malt flavorings. I would have rather had this in a smaller bottle but enjoyed it overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Tapped at Old Chicago in Rockford. Thin head, but a brown pour. Sweet malts on nose. Impressive malty flavor, a bit nutty, and filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
Nice aroma. Pours with a thin head, but scores some points with its nice, nutty flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - AUG 2, 2006
500 ml bottle. Drank on 7/18/06. Very clear, a few floaties. Amber in color. Nice 1" light tan head. Drops to a decent layer of foam. Decent lacing. Aroma - Malty and spicy. Similar to my first amber ale. Some toffee-like? sweetness. Flavor - Initially a sort of sharp bitterness on the tongue. Pretty smooth and well balanced in the middle. A carmelly, sweet, smooth malty flavor in the finish. Palate - solid medium, but some sparkly carb. lightens it up a bit. Overall - very good. I like the maltiness. Drinkable, but has plenty of character. Funny, it smelled like my first amber, but didnít taste anything like it. I would definitely have this one again.

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