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

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RATINGS: 2008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2005
Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Quite malty with a slight skunky flavour (as prevoiusly noted). Not a whole lot more to this beer, no significant hop flavour. Wasnít too bad a beer, but not really worth the price.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Avery unpleasant brew Diacetyl and other off flavors dominate the nose for me. one of the worst from a very poor brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
2philosophers (16) - Ridgewood, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red and clear, with an average-sized, frothy head. This is a mild, enjoyable English brown ale, very smooth and fairly malty, with roasted grain notes. Similar in style to Newcastle, but slightly more complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown beer with slight white head. Overbrewed beer in a bottle, a little on the vegetable, cabbagy side. Nice dark malt flavour with some late hops, not as good as the cask.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pours an auburn/brown with an inch of light tan head that took about 3 mins to settle into a ring. Looks very carbonated initially, but settled down. Flavor is a bit watery, but noticable malts and hops. Also a strange vegtable (perhaps celery) taste right before swallowing. Doubt I will try it again, but then Ive never really taken to many ESBís.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
temporrari (383) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Strange beer. I canít really describe itís flavor or aroma. Not like anything Iíve had before. I didnít like it all that much, but Iíd be willing to drink it for free.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Bottled, 5.2%. Dark red/brown colour. Aroma mainly of malt and hops, not much of anything else. Mild flavour of malt and caramel with hints of fruit and chocolate. Bittersweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 500mL Bottl. Deep ruby auburn clear pour. Copious off-white head, slowly diminishing. Decent lacing. Typical malt and hops aroma, with nothing particular standing out. Surprising complex taste. Dominated by yeast and buttery toffee, but backed with some mossy and filbert notes. Thin on the palate. A little flat and stale. Minerals dominate the finish. Dryish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Pours reddish brown. Flavor is malty with brown sugar and sour fruit. Finish is somewhat alcoholic and a little grassy. Body was a bit watery. Not a great beer, but I wouldnít turn one down. I fond the bottle and label designs to be pretty swell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (936) - USA - FEB 16, 2005
Not a bad session beer, but Iíve definitely had better ESBís. Color is reddish brown and taste is slightly bitter but a little watery. Goes down pretty easy, not bad for a session, but Iíd probably go back to Fullerís instead.


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