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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1940   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4462) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Mild fruity chocolate aroma.Dark crimson appearance.Dry balanced chocolate malt flavor.Mild hoppr finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Not much aroma, nice bitterness/ malt blend taste, very well balanced, but nothing special here. I wouldn’t buy it again, but I would drink it again. Definetely Wychwood’s best offering though!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Dark coca-cola hue with a light brown head. Toasted malt nose. Coffee roasted malt and toffee flavours with a lengthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 best till June 2004 Rerated from a holiday gift pack from the LCBO. Finally a fresh one to rate. Nothing too dicerning in the aroma. Malts present. However this time around I notice more roastedness in the flavour and the metallic skunk notes are gone compleatly due to this being pretty fresh. Mild hop bitter. Quite decent and refreshing. I'm sure the fresher this beer is the finer it would taste. I dropped the aroma rating down a notch and raised the flavour up one from my last rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
necromessiah99 (5) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2002 does not count
excellent beer.. nice coppery red hue.. very soft and smooth with a subtle chocolate malt taste... only piss drinking slack jawed rednecks would’nt like this beer


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