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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2189   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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
Caramel and faint sweet malt aroma. Dark amber colour with good looking carbonation but poor foam. Chocolate flavour with descreete hops. Nice fresh mouthfeel with delicious carbonation. I like this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2006
The bottle poured a crystal clear mahogany beverage with a medium sized off-white head that was mostly diminishing and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was predominantly toasted malt with a hint of noble hops in the background along with a sweet hint of bubble gum. This one had a medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly watery texture. The flavor started off slightly sweet showing off the malt character and then the average length finish was lightly bitter as you would expect from a "bitter".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Pours dark nut brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth that slowly reduces to a nice, full lace. Aroma of slightly roasted malt and tree bark. Medium nectar w/ ample, creamy residual effers. Dry and bitter w/ roasted malts. Flavors of tree bark, roasted coffee bean, leather, slight bitter bakers cocoa. The finish has a stern roasted bittering. Drinks better as it warms. Says wychwood on the bottle. Maybe thats the kind of wood I taste, Wychwood...baugh!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Brownish colour with a light brown creamy head. Bitter sweet taste. Bitter finish. lasting taste.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Not much taste or smell. carmel, sweet, malty. Not what I was expecting. not a bad beer by any means, but just nothing extraordanary. I would drink again though if the mood catches me right.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Enjoyed this one while tailgating with a few guys from work. Definitely a full-bodied but well balance brew, this one pours a nice orangish/red color. Not real bitter but strong in the malt department and a definite fruit flavor at the end. Enjoyable IMO, but there are better Wychwood’s out there."

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB Oct 21 2006 ]
A mostly diminushing small fizzy off-white head that tops up a clear light mahogany body. Moderate lacing. No particules. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being light cookie and nuts (there are traces of red fruits too!) while hops are very faint grass. Yeast character is light Also, there are faint notes of saltyness and butter/toffee. Initial flavor is medium sweet while development is lighty bitter (but still salty and sweet.. odd). Finish is short . Light body... watery texture... Soft carbonation...

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 Dark brown with light shining through making for a reddish glow. Slightly skunky aroma, but diminishes allowing for some yeasty notes. Yeast visible in suspension. Flavours of coffee, sweet roast malt, chocolate and a caramellic finish. Sweet, with just enough bitterness to balance. 2007:Charcoal, tobacco, notes. This bottle from a special xmas pack, with a shirt and sealed into a metal container. No skunk this time.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simbasa (13) - watsonville, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
i love this beer. light clean and crisp. not sweet and not bitter. perfect. i live in california and the wychwood i get here is superb. it’s easy to drink, great flavor and absolutey no bitter or sweet finish. chocolate/toffee flavor. medium carbonation. i’m amazed this is not rated higher. it sell out real quick here.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gladstone (23) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2006
Good beer. Nice colour. Dark brown. Some coffee, caramel, and bitterness taste. Not bad, not fantastic, but fairly decent


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