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

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RATINGS: 2016   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
The color of this beer is just plain beautiful. A rich rusty brown color that would lead you to believe that the maltiness is the dominant flavor. But looks are deceiving. In fact, the maltiness is completely overpowered by the hoppiness (which is tame compared to, say, a Pilsner Urquell). Looking at this beer and drinking it are two different things. I found it enjoyable, but not something I’d go too far out of my way to get. But it comes in a cool bottle and you look pretty cool/tough drinking it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Well at least it looks good. Wish it tasted as good as it looks. Initial taste is malt but then bitter hops kick in that is overpowering. Won’t drink it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Presentation: Clear 500ml bottle. Cool label and bottle cap. Pours a deep brown /red color with light carbonation and an off-white creamy head. The head diminishes, but leaves a fine layer and some sticky lace. The aroma is of malt, light hops and is a little tart (astringent). The taste has a light sweetness in the start, a citrusy middle and a mild hop finish with some smokiness lingering. The mouthfeel is light and creamy with a little carbonation and a lingering hop (astringent) bite. This beer was better than expected, and just got better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
Dark with a nice head. Aroma is somewhat spicy and brings licorice and fruits. Creamy, peppery flavor with some licroce. Sour finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
Had this after having a fullers... probably should have had them the other way around since this one was a lighter, less malty and more bitter brew that just didn’t please my tastebuds all that much.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Poured clear amber with a thin white head...smelled a little malty and buttery...tasted quite bland with a hoppy finish...absolutely unremarkable...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
It’s the Hob to the Gob. BOR to the ING! Maybe I had already drank too much that day, but I thought his beer tasted like nothing. Sorry there’s nothing to this brew. Utterly average, and therefore below average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2004
Nice dark amber beer with red shine and normal head. This beer has a good malty aroma with a touch of Oveltine = (Chocolate drink). It has a round light taste with a small hint of lemongrass. The afthertaste is well in balance and ends with a good hoppy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
A realy good beer. I drank it right out of the bottle. Has a sweet aroma to it, which invites you to take a taste. Tastes like a English ale should. Full flavor. If you like Newcastle you will like this.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
From 500ml bottle poured into imperial pint glass; insignificant head, thick on the circumference but thin to non-existent elsewhere; clear ruby colour. Smooth, buttery aroma. Full palate, quite pleasing. Very smooth with little harshness or bitterness. Flavour was very sweet with a predominance of butterscotch. Hoppiness was minimal but for the very end of the swallow. Not a bad bitter.


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