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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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0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2005 another weak Brit import, 5.5%ABV Doubtful.Look at the long nose on the Goblin that ought to tell you the story, weak Brit brew, they call this an English stong Ale, not in front of me they donít. damnn candy asses. Another Loser from across the pond. NOT recommended, pour it down the drain

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
Nice colour. malt flavour, slight hoppiness. Vanilla or slight fruit taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Weird flavor combination but I canít pinpoint why. Slight fruit and bitterness, almost like itís rotten fruit. Cool bottle art!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
pours deep ruby with a thin head. slightly alcoholic, roasty nose. dried fruit and lots of sweet malt. hops show themselves more at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
Very dark auburn color. Alcohol, some hops and a little bit of chocolate in the nose. Hints of fruit, chocolate, yeast and a faintly bitter, well balanced hoppy finish. Nice strong ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Caramel and uh-oh...whatís black and white stripes and smells? Damn bottle. The color is a nice clear copper brown and a solid white head lingers for quite a while. Even though there is a bit of skunk from the road, there may be some hints of what it could have been. A slightly caramel malt mixed with a bit of piney hops. Thereís a fermentation by product I canít quite place, and I donít really like. Makes you wonder what youíre missing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 I admit that I bought this ale because of the cool bottle and name, but it turned out to be a nice ale. I got a little sick of it by the end of the large bottle though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1257) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2002
A good english ale that seemed to be resistant to the clear bottle curse. English ales seem to fare better than mexican ones. Good smooth and sweet taste. Nice fruity-hops aroma. Good dark amber color. A very fine beer.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Very mediocre,English ale,another case of a clear bottle, destroying aroma.Fruity,maly,bready flavor, not much hop presence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
A nice brown English ale, with a nutty and buttery flavor that reminded me of Samuel Smithís ales. You could recognize this as coming from Britain with a blindfold on.


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