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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
500 ml clear bottle. Gorgeous ruddy copper coloured beer topped by a fine-grained tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, toffee, woody hops, some nice plummy fruitiness. Flavour is very well-balanced with sweet malt, stone fruits, and woody/spicy hops all mingling up front before the sweetness falls off leaving a soft spicy bitterness. A little bit minerally as well. Quite a nice bitter, actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ahmashar (9) - Stafford, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
On the basis of the excellence of this beer I’ve been searching for other beers Wychwwod makes, but they’re not readily available in the US. This beer had a beautiful dark color with a light beige head, a fruity nose without being acrid, and a smooth (not actually very bitter at all) nutty taste, with a slightly hoppy but smooth finish. Has flavors of coffee and caramel in with main taste. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Looks like a glass of coke with a creamy layer of head, basically bland and malty, very thin in the palate, dry, not very bitter at all, not a whole lot goin on here, nice label though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
The ale poured a thick opaque reddish brown with thin tan head. The aroma was light but smelled of sweet malt and dark fruits. The taste was very appealing it was truly sweet malt with a great cherry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Clear dark copper colour with thin light tan head. Sour almost fruiy malt nose. Bitter sour malt taste with dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Poured reddish amber with a small off-white head. Average hops aroma. Taste is peppery hops, with a somewhat spicy malt backbone to support it. Very decent beer, and tasted much better immediately following the John Courage Amber I had just before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2005
Bottled. Amber. Not much aroma; a bit malty, notes of chocolate. Really malty and full. Some late bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
bottle - 3/19/05 - Poured a clear dark brown. there’s not much smell really...maybe a little musty. Taste is malty, not much hoppiness in this. Taste is better than the smell. Not too bad I don’t guess. What little finish there is is malty as well. Not bad overall. I could drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
A medicore bitter. Not really impressive as some others triedOver priced from the LCBO for what you get, is this a value beer?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
A nice dark beer with a thin head. Very rich and malty flavor with some slight chocolate notes. Wychwoods signature beer is one to try but not my personal favorite from them.

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