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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Nice British ale. Strong malt with a hint of chocolate and bright fruit (strawberry, green apple?) some citrus hop flavor, goes down nice. Can be a bit skunky but overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2006 Creamy white lasting head, wonderfull dark amber colour, OK aroma and flavour. A very good esb

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
08.05.05 500ml bottle. Dark ruby brown; medium, lasting froth. Nose, initially, is obviously oxidized, metallic. But as the head subsides a mild and slightly toasty malt emerges. Light and somewhat soapy hops, moslty floral. Something about this brew reminds me of hand creme. Meduim bodied and soft, but the oxidation re-emerges in the end, unfortunately masking some nice and nutty malt flavors. I started liking this stuff, then it shot me down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
pours brown with a nice thick off white head, aroma is of roasted malt, and a slight bit of fruit and coffee hints, the taste was a smooth malty flavor with a bitter finish, beteer than average id say, but nothing great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Poured an attractive Ruby with shades of purple and brown depending on the light. Medium head. Aroma is a bit coffee bitter and plum. Had a bit of a sweet and sour flavour going on. A bit thin in the mouth. Some sweet malty tones come to the front as the beer warms up a bit. Wouldn’t buy it regularly. Would like to try it on tap though. Never trust the imported clear glass bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle. Certainly better than when I have had this on draught. Yeast and roast coffe on nose with good full malt in mouth and good hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
An easy drinking ale with a slight smoky raisin taste, but overall pretty neutral. Not bad, but not too exciting either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Pour a beautiful deep ruby colour with a frothy mocha head. Nose was hoppy with fruit and toffy undertones. Malt flavour with subtle bitterness. For a gimmicky beer, it wasn’t bad at all. It’s what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers aren’t around. (500ml bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Smooth and lightly malty, with a light metallic hop character. Its good but not excellent. Nothing memorable and a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Poured a dark red to light brown color. Large, frothy, off-white head. Hops were the strong smell in this one with grass and citrus present. Light malts also there. Many malts in the taste. Light to medium body. I was surprised by the light taste of this dark. Was expecting a deeper taste.

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