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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
An easy drinking ale with a slight smoky raisin taste, but overall pretty neutral. Not bad, but not too exciting either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Pour a beautiful deep ruby colour with a frothy mocha head. Nose was hoppy with fruit and toffy undertones. Malt flavour with subtle bitterness. For a gimmicky beer, it wasnít bad at all. Itís what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers arenít around. (500ml bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Smooth and lightly malty, with a light metallic hop character. Its good but not excellent. Nothing memorable and a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Poured a dark red to light brown color. Large, frothy, off-white head. Hops were the strong smell in this one with grass and citrus present. Light malts also there. Many malts in the taste. Light to medium body. I was surprised by the light taste of this dark. Was expecting a deeper taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Decent brew with a beautiful reddish hue. Tastes a lot like a red ale but has an obvious hop feel to it. Would drink again but wouldnít go out of the way to buy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
this is good beer at any season or with any dishes. this has strong blow and rich aroma. please be careful not to drink too much. ;-P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Had on Draft at the Independent in St. Pete.

Poured a rusty dark amber body with a fluffy cream head. The aroma and flavor brought a nicely rounded caramel grain and rather earthy hoppyness: Some fruity esters of plum, pear, and apricot with a slice of lemon. There honestly wasnít a whole lot going on with this beer, fairly simplistic, a decent pint. The easy drink-ability and bloody hatchet tap handle is what is going to sell this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Alluring chestnut brown with a touch of auburn; very little head retention. The nose is malty and earthy, plus a nice touch of black cherry and a late burst of alcohol. The alcohol impression carries through in the flavour, followed by a plush sensation of malt. Medium length. Would pair nicely when your gobbliní a couple barbecued beef burgers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle. Nice brown color with a foamy white head. Smooth clean taste with a slight bit of bitter aftertaste. Not a big fan of the style but this one is a decent beer even if it was over priced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clippo66 (3) - DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
A moderately malty strong ale with a distinctly fruity aroma which was quite pleasant. Once poured the beer produced a creamy off-white head which did not hang around too long. The dark brown colour was clear without sediment. Flavor was moderately bitter with a dry metallic finish. Definitely taste the alcohol with the finish. Overall a good but not outstanding beer.

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