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

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RATINGS: 1945   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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkaminski (21) - POLAND - JUN 10, 2014
It’s not bad, but it’s not great either - lacks some stronger defining qualities. Hoppier than your average bitter, but the malt profile is lackluster.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (136) - - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown,white head. Aroma is toasted malts,caramel,raisins. Taste is rasted malts,ccaramel,bitter hops,raising,bittersweet aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DannyJamesWard (2) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
A truly incredible beer in my opinion, one of my personal favorites that I have discovered. The bottle design is great, I love the art style they have chosen and works well in the beers favour. The beer has a complex taste which I am sure many will appreciate as I did. Good citrus notes complemented by a strong yet not overpowering hop flavour. The spice that comes through at the end is what stands out to me. Highly recommend this one!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (530) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Clear, dark copper colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Slightly toasted malty aroma with caramel.prodominently bitter flavour, with toasty malty, with caramel and a bitter hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into tall straight-sided glass. Beautiful deep copper color with a respectable off-white head. Aromas of grass, caramel and subtle fruitiness. As for flavor, this one’s all about the bitterness and the English hops deliver. This is a great example of the style... it’s just not my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
I wouldn’t mind meeting this goblin in a dark cave again. You really taste the chocolate, toffee, and caramel in the malts, and earthiness of those old fuggles. Grand old body on her and not as bitter as one would suspect, more like a sweeter fruit finish to it. I love beers with creatures on them.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (697) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Aroma of malt, wheat, nuts, grass, earth, caramel. Full mouthfeel, chewy texture. Rather sweet on the back end. Very sticky. Uck. Decent malt/chocolate residue. This is a foreign beer to me if ever I had one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EspritBulles (9) - - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
Une belle robe brune foncé avec une mousse aéré.Une brune avec un avant goût de cacao amer subtil mais présent, un final un peu amer. Très équilibré.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (1522) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has roasted malt, light caramel, light blunt English hops. Clear amber to brown colour. Taste is mostly bitter, light sourness, neutral earthy hoppy flavour. Drinkable, but somewhat belchy IMO. Typical bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (382) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa - Miro. Tmavo jantarova farba, kremova pena. Vona sladovo karamelova, jemne kava. V chuti na zaciatku sladovost, ktora prechadza do kyselkavosti, neskor prazene slady a karamel.


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