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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Excellent ESB. Dark chocolatey appearance (looked a bit like a chocolate coke). Smooth and delightful taste. Chocolate, malt, and perhaps a bit of butter. A winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
awesome looking bottle. aroma is a little strange, might be because of the clear glass bottle. taste is unaffected, and is pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 500ml Bottle. Familiar Wychwood smell when the bottle is opened. Pours a dark brown, with a smallish creamy head. A sweet, possibly chocolatey taste detected, some hoppiness as well. Not bad, not a classic though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Aroma of pine and a bit of fruit. Pours a copper brown, thin disipating head. Sweetness (fruity), and some hops in there. Not too bad. Lucky I didn’t get a skunker with that clear bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2004
Bottled, alc. 5.2% ABV (BB 05/2005)
Red-brown, small creamy head. Hoppy, typical British ale nose. Slightly bitter, quite watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Bottle pours like a coke with not much of a head. aroma is kinda pissy ,reminds me of a malt liqour. taste is a bit sweet, watery, and metalic. soury finish. wont buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
I think this is misclassified..it has a lot of brown ale characteristics. 5.5%AVB in a clear bottle. Poured a crystal clear brown-amber with a smallish off white cap which reduces to a nice surface covering lace. Lightly carbonated. Aromas are fairly pronounced…roasted caramel malts , grassy hops, some spice notes and a slight mustiness..nice nose to this brew. Starts with a large buttery mellow malt body…great burnt toffee tastes that give way to a wonderful licorice taste as the hops kick in…finish drops off rather quickly with the lingering licorice discernment that hangs in as an after taste…..a nice brown ale…I love how they got the licorice effect with the hop/malt balance …but over priced and with the clear glass container there is a chance of getting a skunked bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
bottle. opaque copper in appearance. frothy head leaves no lacing around the glass. aroma of raisins. flavour is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. somewhat uninteresting, but worth a try I guess.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1062) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
Very little aroma. Well balanced charcoal of a blackbeer but without overdoing it. Would be excellent on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
Very nice braun golden color and a bir creamy head, the perfect beer-look! Smell is bitter fruity. Taste is gentle and sweet, very creamy and finish is toffiee. A good ale... but maby a bit to sweet ..!..

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