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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2184   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2006
In the 12 oz. brown bottle. Pours a dark brown with ruby undertones. White head quickly becomes exhausted from the beer. Wonderful toasted malty aroma. The body of this beer is very very watery, and yet the flavor is still quite nice. Good caramel roasted flavor with a nice hop bitterness to balance. Easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Deep amber color with a head that collapses slowly and laces down the glass. Very sweet with little bitterness. Overall not an excpetional beer, given the price.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Not a big bitter fan... dark Amber with a redish tinge. Small but fine head with good lasting lacing. Some nice caramel and toffee aroma characteristics. Some nice toffee and caramel malt flavours but nothing too exciting.No real hop flavour to start with, although it goes towards a bitter finish. A bit thin and watery...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (598) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 I rather enjoy this beer. Here in California, it comes imported from England, and it seems to have traveled well. It is deep red-amber when you hold it to the light. It has a foamy mocha-colored head, with some lacing. Sweet aroma. Fizzy, dry palate. The flavor is light with hints of sweet toffee and perhaps vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16066) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2006
Dark Amber with a redish tinge. Small but fine head with good lasting lacing. Some nice caramel and toffee aroma characteristics. Some nice toffee and caramel malt flavours but nothing too exciting.No real hop flavour to start with, although it goes towards a bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Dark amber beer with light tan head that fades quick. Light sweet malt flavor with no real after taste. Medium to light body. Worth a try.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Medium, short-lived head. Slightly cardboardy smell. Slight vanilla and very little hop or malt character. Thin, dry cola-like finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, at home (031031). Redbrown. Aroma and flavor light malty/sweet (fruity) and hoppy/bitter. Light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Deep orange amber ale with a creamy white head. Crispy herbal malt aroma with caramel notes. Caramel malts with nutty notes, with a lighter body. A decent ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
intial concern was skunk....clear bottle and all, and how many units do they move? maybe or maybe not...sam smiths doesn’t usually skunk. this was average average. not enough hops and under malted, almost watered down?? yet it had a nice taste and was clean on the tongue.


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