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

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RATINGS: 2005   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2004
Nice pour. Dark Ruby color. Great taste, overall a very nice suprise. Didn't know what to expect. Turned out to be a pleasant suprise.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Bottle. Stale taste. Some fruitiness that was overwhelmed by a creeping skunkiness. Looked good and poured well, but remember the adage about judging books by their cover.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Average aromas from decent white(ish) head. Good looking beer. Strong malt taste with mild hop tone.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2004
Dark amber with low head. Fruity aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and rather hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2004
Redbrown with thin beige head. Burnt aroma with tones of meat stock and smoke. Coffee in the mouth. Also tones of sour apple and soap. A bit malty start. Tiny bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Reddish brown color, aroma fruity but not strong. Fla was a little on the weak side with not not much hop. Finishes with no bite at all. Underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Tawny brown body and small beige head. Nose of sour berries and a hint of chocolate. Fruity malt and wood flavors, mellow cinnamon spiciness, and some nice mild bitterness. Medium body. Enjoyable to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
Sample-500ML bottle- Poured an orange/redish head. Aroma is fruity and malty. More fruit than malt though. Bitter taste at first, but quickly changes fruity and slightly hoppy. Body is a copper colour. This is a fine brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Deep reddish brown with a large head. Good lacing. Nose is malty sweet, flavour starts sweet and finishes dry with some spicy hops. Good name and label for a strong ale.

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.


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