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

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RATINGS: 2007   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2004
Its called strong dark ale.Dark right but strong? Its the same w/w as Stella for godsake!Port wine and malt nose.Good off-white head which quickly disappears as does the lacing.500ml clear glass bottle Flat and clear with few bubbles.The light acidic malty flavour with liquorice toffee overtones compensates for its shortcomings particularly how flat it looks.It is a lovely tasting beer.nb I couldn't detect any fruit.Full mouthfeel. dry chemical finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Nicely balanced with a strong bitter hop flavour. Better then I was expecting.

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!


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