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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2196   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.
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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. its easy to drink, great flavor and absolutey no bitter or sweet finish. chocolate/toffee flavor. medium carbonation. im 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

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".

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.

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 Wychwoods out there."

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 rhus 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!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - JAN 26, 2006
Opens with wonderful carbonation and sweet caramel malts, thin body yet good flavor, mild hops, definitie bitter chocolate finish. Absolutely delicious!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quevillon (2840) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Pas mauvaise comme ESB, pas trop amre. Elle serait meilleure en fut ou dans une bouteille brune.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 21, 2006
brown ruby color with a medium off white head. sweet grainy malty aroma. thin watery malty flavor. i also taste tea. it looks like tea. i keep thinking im drinking tea.


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