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

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RATINGS: 1946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Smooth, nutty, and slightly sweet. This would have been really good if not for the slight skunk. Past that I could taste some nice roasted malt, caramel and some hops. But the skunk takes it down a few notches for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2004
1 pt bottle.Chocolate malty aroma. Nice red brown color with short lived brown head. Nice malty flavor with chocolate overtones. Nice hoppy finish. Overall a very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2004
This was very good, but instead of a strong ale it had the bite of an I.P.A. I liked the fact that it did not leave an aftertaste and it cut through the palate, with a very crisp and refreshing flavor. I did not detect any fruity anything with this ale.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
Great Dark. Hardly any aftertaste. Mild malt to the aroma. good on a summersday

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Very nice amber red colour with foamy off white head. Aroma is mainly malt and fruit. Flavor is sweet with hints of toffee. Medium body makes this an easy drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Bottle. Poured clear amber-brown with a small white head that lingered well and left nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, and sort of a sour grassiness. Flavor is sweet, little honey and molasses with an assertive hop bite and bitter, somewhat metallic finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Better than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Nice deep red color,nice balance with the slight predominance of strong roasted malt. Mild bitterness with some raisin fruit on the finish! A nice Strong Ale, not quite exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Pours very dark ruby with almost no head. Aroma was malty and sweet, but no very strong. Flavor was nice. Malty, a litlle chocolate and good fruit. Not much hop in the finish, but a dry fruit aftertaste helps balance. Not much alcohol or body. Very little carbonation. Good flavor, a nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
Starts out with a great head which soon disappears. Body too thin for my liking. Slightly chocolate flavour. An inoffensive beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Presentation: 500ml Clear english style bottle with a great beer cap (profile of the hobgoblin with an axe). Gorgeous deep red color... not much of a head at all. Smells VERY grassy... not what i expected out of this one. Tastes pretty grassy too, with a hint of coffee. I do not taste the fruit that the finish was promised to present. The finish reminds me of iced tea. Well, not an awful brew, but not one of the best. Cool bottle for my wall.


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