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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2004
I am not a beer pro by any stretch, but I LOVE this beer. I crave it constantly now.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2004
I think this brew, being in a clear bottle and all, has a bit of trouble make a quality appearance in the states, very skunked. Aroma is very hard to tell, smells like some toffee and maybe a touch of hops, just hard to say with all the skunked qualities. Taste was a bit better, starts with a quick maltiness, caramel, then finishes with a fairly fruity bitterness. Pours a mahogany red with a small off-white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2004
pours a dark brown with a red tint. tan head. dry cheese and sugar aroma. sweet malt flavor that has some caramel and a touch of chocolate. a very mellow beer. very low hop level. enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
Dark amber in color, almost brown. Has small chocolate aroma. A malty taste. I can´t say if this is a beer that I will drink again or not. Can´t deside if I realy like it or not...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
Slightly hazy, dark amber-brown. Thin, fizzy off-white foam. Slightly skunked (clear glass bottle), malty aroma w/ some earthy hops. Medium feel. Relatively bland malty flavour of licorice, brown sugar & caramel w/ a mild, earthy hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
OK to drink if food around. Some citrus hop bite smoothed over by malts, carmel. Carmel colour. Some cocoa bittersweetness, roastiness Spot of nuts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Deep amber/brown color, full tan head. Pretty well balanced, some fruity hops and earthy malts. Medium bodied. Nothing out of this world with this one but pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1026) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
duvel tulip glass / weird yet inviting aroma; sweat, grass, cheese, and sugar like in a sour lambic. the palate is smooth, but near being what is cloy, but this is watery. this brew is sweet, sugary, but plain. yes, as MullMan notes, there is "faint bubblegum." but this is nothing extra, this is nothing special, nor bitter. what’s up, hobgoblin? this is good, but where you at?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
ruby copper w/ foamy tan head. light malty sweet and grassy aroma. light malt flavor w/ faint bubblegum, no finish/aftertaste. medium to watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - NOV 2, 2004
A lovely orange brown beer, with a light brown head. Bready and faintly hoppy nose. It’s warming, without leaving any residual stickiness on the mouth. Caramel flavors, and strongly malty.

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