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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2212   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2006
16.9 oz can. Mahogany color with a thin tan head. Aroma of hops and roasted malt. Flavor is nutty toasted malts with a bit of a hop finish. Very drinkable ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
From bottle. Dark brown pour with no head. Nose is skunked malts. Flavor is better, light caramel malt with a light bitter. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Poured from bottle to shaker glass. Had a reddish-brown color and a light tan head with moderate retendion. Aroma was certainly of English hops, maybe Fuggles or EKG. Toasty, nutty flavor. I had a strange "warm and cozy" moment while I was drinking this, as if I were sitting amongst friends in front of a fireplace at a favorite pub. Strange but true.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 14, 2006
The pours is a dark amber with a white head. There is a light hoppish aroma with some malt and the flavor is mild with a light finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle. With its crisp, tasty notes of slightly burnt chestnuts and a great refreshing quality to it, this is a bitter I can really live with. Nothing outstanding really, but easy to drink, good to drink and it sits well in the tummy. Good for another round.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. You can smell the hops in the aroma of this one. Taste of Caramel and nuts with a nice bitterness to it. An enjoyable bitter and one I would try again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1737) - 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 (11274) - 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 (12025) - 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.


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