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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2211   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Poured clear amber with a thin white head...smelled a little malty and buttery...tasted quite bland with a hoppy finish...absolutely unremarkable...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
Itís the Hob to the Gob. BOR to the ING! Maybe I had already drank too much that day, but I thought his beer tasted like nothing. Sorry thereís nothing to this brew. Utterly average, and therefore below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2004
Nice dark amber beer with red shine and normal head. This beer has a good malty aroma with a touch of Oveltine = (Chocolate drink). It has a round light taste with a small hint of lemongrass. The afthertaste is well in balance and ends with a good hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
A realy good beer. I drank it right out of the bottle. Has a sweet aroma to it, which invites you to take a taste. Tastes like a English ale should. Full flavor. If you like Newcastle you will like this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
From 500ml bottle poured into imperial pint glass; insignificant head, thick on the circumference but thin to non-existent elsewhere; clear ruby colour. Smooth, buttery aroma. Full palate, quite pleasing. Very smooth with little harshness or bitterness. Flavour was very sweet with a predominance of butterscotch. Hoppiness was minimal but for the very end of the swallow. Not a bad bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
Bottle. Ruby red with short lived brownish head, no lacing. Light aroma. Caramel taste with slightly hoppy, bitter, malty finish, quite carbonated. Quite impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Sampled from 500ml clear bottle. Ruby red, head poured thick and creamy but thinned out quickly. Light but woody and malty aroma. Taste is fruity, end with burnt caramel, some dark chocolate and some hop bitterness. 5.2 abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Brown with almost no head. Not much of an aroma. Flavor of licorice, malt and hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Excellent ESB. Dark chocolatey appearance (looked a bit like a chocolate coke). Smooth and delightful taste. Chocolate, malt, and perhaps a bit of butter. A winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
awesome looking bottle. aroma is a little strange, might be because of the clear glass bottle. taste is unaffected, and is pleasant to drink.

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