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

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RATINGS: 2196   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pours a brownish garnet color with off-white head that coats the glass. Smooth spicy bisquit aroma. Mild molasses flavor along with sweet maltiness and a note of fresh baked bread. Hoppy bitterness is slight but well balanced. Another pretty decent ale, but a little pricy for what you get.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2006
poured a brownish hue with a thin white head. Notes of caramel and hops on the aroma some earthy notes in the background. Initally sweet with a delicate hop finish this beer was really smooth and easy to drink. However it seemed a bit watery to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006
1pt .9 oz clear bottle. Poured a dark amber, brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, light chocolate, and has an earthiness to it. Tastes of stronger caramel, oranges, and very light chocolate, Thinner body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Tap. Deep red colour with little, but very creamy head. The aromas are mostly caramel and malts, but with tones of some bitter berries. The taste enhances the feeling of these berries, adding a drop of hops at the end as well. The beer has a nice creamy feel with low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Nose of caramel malts and hops; Light brown with a small off-white head; flavor of a little caramel and hops with a decent bitter hops finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
Dark amber color with a beige head. Caramel and hops aroma. Quite drinkable, although nothing special or remarkable about this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
This beer was a major dissapointment. It pours a dark color, but is much lighter when held up to the light. The aroma and flavor are in the same category--pretty much non-existent. I thought this tasted like carbonated water, with a little bit of hops thrown in. The mouthfeel is incredibly thin to boot. Not worth the $6 in my opinion."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Hmmm the Hobgoblin as interesting and profound as it may seem left me disinterestred. I got concerened when i had absolutley no head on the pour. A weird combination for citrius and bitter chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (564) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle, 500ml. A dark amber-coloured pour with an average diminishing head. Musty citrus aromas. A somewhat sweet malty taste with chocolate and biscuity hints. A nice moderate bitter finish with burnt notes. Some acidity. Medium carbonation. Nice, but not unique.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Nice enough beer to look at, dark brown with a splotchy/bubbly creme coloured head. Aroma for me is very very light..malty, least its not horrible. Flavour is malty and slightly fruity, slight hopping, doesnt have they typical flavoursome tastes that most Englishh made ESBs have..its quite dull really. Palte is alright..nothing to write home about. Its drinkable but I am very dissapointed ..for me the Fiddlers Elbow was better and $2 a bottle cheaper. I will stick to Black Sheep for my English beer drinking pleasure up here in Salem.


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