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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2211   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Draught at Beer on the Pier Chicago. Buttery, ESB aroma...very nice. Clear dark amber with a small, off-white whisp. Decent lace. Pretty darn enjoyable. Seemed a little too cold. Solid. Maybe not quite at Fullers ESB level, but close. Seems a little underrated; perhaps my rating was skewed a little by the attractive old English style booth from which it was served.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Canned. A dark brown coloured beer which pours quite flat looking. The aroma has some fruity malts but a tin feel to it - more from the pasteurisation than the dispense method - The taste seems quite old aleish with some deep fruits and notes of liquorice but lots of caramel. Decent at first but seems very artificial then becomes very sickly sweet and sugary.Score 2.6
Subsequent ratings scored 2.8, 2.5, 3.1, 2.7 and 3.2. Average becomes 2.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
I wasnít overly impressed with this english ale that I got on draft; however, it is not my favorite style. Poured a medium dark brown hue and lacked anything noticeable on the nose. Strongly bitter, but not my type of hops. Cool name though, must use the term "Hobgoblin" more often. This term best describes a few people (cough...co-workers..cough) that I know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
actone (11) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
It was pretty tasty, nice amber red color. Nice and strong for 11 bucks a 6 pack I would definiately drinik again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
Bottled version. Excellent beer this. Simple unfussy beer. Great taste and looks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
This is probably my favorite brewery so far for this style. Smells like a cream ale. Looks good, quite tasty and hopy. A dry, very grainy finish. but a beer I could have again, in moderation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle from LCBO. Dark, burnished brown with a small head. Aroma is somewhat sweet and roasty, not bad. Flavours of caramel, nut and roasted malt, with a moderately bitter finish. Simple and well-balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2006
Pourd a fairyl dark but clear brown. Aroma of my bottel was lightly skunky thanks to the clear bottle. Not bad enough to really be a problem. Caramel flavors dominate with some roasted flavors in the background. A slightly better finish. A well balanced ale, and not offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Draft. Sweet aroma and dark brown appereance. Nice bitter that is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2006
Brown reddish color with a small tan head that diminshed quickly. Could definitely taste some caramel, smelled of it too. A very enjoyable beer. Had it on draft at a local pub.

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