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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2226   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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11369) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2006
500ml hand imported from Swedish Lapland. Off-white head over a copper red body. Dark malty aroma. Taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate that tend to be a bit diluted. Slightly bitter finish. Alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2006
The curse of the clear bottle strikes again. This bottle was purchased at Discount Liquor and was clearly light-struck upon opening. It smelled extremly skunky but following my own rule of finishing every beer to the best of my ability, I drank it anyways. The flavor was not too skunky, but tasted much like Newcastle in bottles. It had a distinct cola taste to go along with slight cocoa and toffee notes. I have a strong hunch that this beer is really of quite high quality and would be best enjoyed on draft. I love Newcastle, and this was very similar in all aspects. I would love to rerate this one appropriately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Interesting... the look is quite good.... the rest doesnít quite match up. Pours beautiful deep brown, amber and brick colors... nice medium off-white frothy head with webbed spiderlacing. The aroma is a bit of a mix between caramels, toffee, milk choco and sweet malts. The flavors are slight caramel/toffee hues, with lightly peppering hops all the way through the pour. As the beer warms, I pick up some burned dry-roasted walnuts. Thatís about it... thereís not much complexity here, as the finish is just a continuation of the pull, with a slight addition of lightly buttered nuts. Hops linger for a bit, while the mouthfeel is quite boringly plain (medium body). Disappointing.... I was hoping for a little more from the initial appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Solid beer. Easy drinking... pretty cool bottle. Could have used a little more in the hops department. That new Justin Timberlake song rules, btw.

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