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

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RATINGS: 2019   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shain (87) - ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a very dark clear amber brown. Head is short, off-white, quick to fade but well lacing. Scent is not strong, aroma of sweet fruits and malt. Mouth feel is medium-light, lightly carbonated and slightly creamy texture. Taste starts a little sweet, with some sweet dark fruit flavor and sweet dark malt. Then quickly turns quite bitter, with dark roasted bitter malt and a bit of herbal bitter hops. Nice bitter-sweet interplay, more to the bitter side, but also quite sweet. Very fruity and some interesting background flavors. Nice, not very heavy, slightly warming, good for sipping beer. After taste is quite dry, but with some leftover sweetness and herbal hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Flaska på best western askersund. Mörkt rödbrun med vitt skum. Doft av karamell. Vattnig med inslag av karamell och viss beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltworm01 (7) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
A nice ruby colour accompanied by a floral hoppiness in the nose. The first sip adds a maltiness, not too strong, with a slight hop aroma in the back of yout mouth. A perfect beer for all who love a bit of a sweeter note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ctiry (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
Nice rubin colour with off-white head. Aroma of wood and caramel. Nice carbonation. Full body. Coffee nut and caramel in the taste. Decent sweetness. Not my preffered style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (85) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Amber-red colour, medium head, nice lacing. Aroma- dominating dark burnt bread, cereals, hay and plum. In contrary tastes refreshing, a bit sour, fruity, low-medium hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (146) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper, medium beige head. Aroma roast malt, chocolate. Surprisingly light body. Taste bread, some fruits. Very nicely balanced overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (133) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a dark deep brown with light head. Aroma is woodsy , toasted malts, caramel, and some nutty undertones. Somewhat bitter, earthy, floral. The malt is creamy and good, with full on caramel, and some yeast in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
8/19/2010. From bottle. Copper color with malty aromas. Flavors are malt, caramel, citrus and light hops. OK but not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Namespayne (56) - - NOV 12, 2014
11.2 oz bottle into pint glass: loose foamy head, reduces quickly down to half a finger. A semi-sweet fruity aroma with a hint of citrus. Very sweet and quite hoppy. The malty finish has lasting power; I don’t go for this kind of beer usually but I could session this if there was a keg on hand. Pleasant. 3.5

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle @ Karup. Clear amber, medium thin white head, some lacing. Aroma and taste, dominated by malt, caramel, light hop notes. Light bitterness.


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