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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2158   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Bottle pours like a coke with not much of a head. aroma is kinda pissy ,reminds me of a malt liqour. taste is a bit sweet, watery, and metalic. soury finish. wont buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1677) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
I think this is misclassified..it has a lot of brown ale characteristics. 5.5%AVB in a clear bottle. Poured a crystal clear brown-amber with a smallish off white cap which reduces to a nice surface covering lace. Lightly carbonated. Aromas are fairly pronounced…roasted caramel malts , grassy hops, some spice notes and a slight mustiness..nice nose to this brew. Starts with a large buttery mellow malt body…great burnt toffee tastes that give way to a wonderful licorice taste as the hops kick in…finish drops off rather quickly with the lingering licorice discernment that hangs in as an after taste…..a nice brown ale…I love how they got the licorice effect with the hop/malt balance …but over priced and with the clear glass container there is a chance of getting a skunked bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
bottle. opaque copper in appearance. frothy head leaves no lacing around the glass. aroma of raisins. flavour is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. somewhat uninteresting, but worth a try I guess.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1085) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
Very little aroma. Well balanced charcoal of a blackbeer but without overdoing it. Would be excellent on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
Very nice braun golden color and a bir creamy head, the perfect beer-look! Smell is bitter fruity. Taste is gentle and sweet, very creamy and finish is toffiee. A good ale... but maby a bit to sweet ..!..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Not bitter in my opinion because it lacked the sickening over hopped bite of some dark beers. It had a ruby color and some fruit and coffee notes. Tasted stout like to me. Far above average without knocking my socks off. Fairly unique for the fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Reddish amber color with a weak head. Nose is very faint and what could be discerned was malty. The mouthfeel was watery and flat and dull. The flavor was bland. Great label but crap beer. Doubt if bottling this in brown bottles would have helped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2004
0.5 L bottle. Clear, light brown without much head. Strong malt aroma with traces of alcohol and mint. Complex, sweet flavour with an initial, alcoholic bitterness changing to a sour aftertaste; very sweet. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Not a beer to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (760) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Pours a dark muddy brown with a large but quickly dissapating head. minimal lacing. malty aroma, toffee, bubblegum. thin body, sweet with a burnt coffee finish. ho hum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2004
5.5% bottle. Dark copper. Good head and light brown thin lacing. Deep malt aroma. Thick body, noticeable hops, dusty character and interesting spice for the style.

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