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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
Slightly hazy, dark amber-brown. Thin, fizzy off-white foam. Slightly skunked (clear glass bottle), malty aroma w/ some earthy hops. Medium feel. Relatively bland malty flavour of licorice, brown sugar & caramel w/ a mild, earthy hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
OK to drink if food around. Some citrus hop bite smoothed over by malts, carmel. Carmel colour. Some cocoa bittersweetness, roastiness Spot of nuts

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Deep amber/brown color, full tan head. Pretty well balanced, some fruity hops and earthy malts. Medium bodied. Nothing out of this world with this one but pretty enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
duvel tulip glass / weird yet inviting aroma; sweat, grass, cheese, and sugar like in a sour lambic. the palate is smooth, but near being what is cloy, but this is watery. this brew is sweet, sugary, but plain. yes, as MullMan notes, there is "faint bubblegum." but this is nothing extra, this is nothing special, nor bitter. what’s up, hobgoblin? this is good, but where you at?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
ruby copper w/ foamy tan head. light malty sweet and grassy aroma. light malt flavor w/ faint bubblegum, no finish/aftertaste. medium to watery mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - NOV 2, 2004
A lovely orange brown beer, with a light brown head. Bready and faintly hoppy nose. It’s warming, without leaving any residual stickiness on the mouth. Caramel flavors, and strongly malty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4610) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Original Rating, 10/31/04. Dark red color with a medium head. Malty aroma. Quite a plain taste with maybe a bit of bread. Blah. 5/3/5/3/11

Re-rating, 7/12/12. Brown color with a small head. Light apple and grain aroma. Slightly metalic grainy flavor. A bit of wet biscuit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
500 ml clear bottle. Dark red amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Earthy, bready, and toffeeish aroma. Caramel, fruity, and bready malts with a lightly fruity bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft, but lightly fizzy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
Bottle - 500ml. Very nice dark ruby body topped with a thin off-white head. Pleasant malty/hoppy nose with some woody, spicy, and flowery notes. Good surprise: there’s no skunkiness! The mouthfeel and its long dry finish are definitely dominated by bitterness. Some light hints of oak and roasted cereals are present. Decently flavoured, and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours deep red-auburn with a fluffy tan head. Crystal clear for its color, this brew entices with a malty spicy nose. the flavor does not dissapoint. Medium bodied with a full flavor profile that belies its sprightly step. Lots of brown sugar aroma and flavor, hops are straight up the middle and well balanced.


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