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

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RATINGS: 1895   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2003
Copper red/brownish colour. Well balanced ale with roasted malts, some (dark) fruitiness, a hint of chocolate, and a pleasant medium bitter finish. My favourite Wychwood (so far anyway) and the bottle is as always a work of art. Too bad the clear bottle skunks the beer for many of you Americans.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dBrEiEnRk (13) - Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Sparkling brown, off white head. Antiseptic nose.Bland malt flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Lots of good flavours, but not as intense as I would hope for, espically from the style. Earthy, nectarine, raisin, dak roasted coffee. Handles the fairly bitter finisih well, oddly citrus in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
pours brown, toasted nuts, sugar aroma The flavor is full, dark with a nice bitter quality, however the palate was thin, too thin for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
I was wondering why this brew was flying off the shelf at the local Lick’er Bored; its actually quite a nice English Ale. Pours a reddish amber colour. Has a sweet and fruity flavour with a bitter finish...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Deep red brown color with a medium thick head and good lace. Sweet fruity aroma with malt and hop accents. Sweet fruity malt flavor with a hoppy, bitter finish. Great flavor complexity. Smooth, full bodied and slightly warming.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Nothing really special here. Some nice malty tones, but it also has an odd musk that doesn’t work. Too thin mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Very nice looking beer, does have a skunky aroma like the "fiddlers elbow" I have had. (probably the clear bottle. Nice malty flavor, slightly dry & weak finish. Re-rate 01/08/2004. This was worse the 2nd time around, even more skunk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Ruby amber hue. Nice fizzy whitish head. Nose is somewhat skunky, light malts. Pale malts first, light to medium bodied, big bitterness and fruit in the finish. Very drinkable, although there is kind of an "off" taste in the middle. Label is great.


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