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

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RATINGS: 1895   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digopossobon (109) - MACAE, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2014
Belo lúpulo no aroma. Coloração dourada escura, amadeirada e opaca. Bom amargor. Desceu muito bem.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from Boissons Center - Montagny (CH). Mahogany beer with a cream head, some laces on the glass. Strong and earthy aromas of roasted malt, caramel, fruity of hops. The taste is soft, with caramel, a bit chocolate, bread, of the grilled, fruity of raisin, date and almond. Finale on the roasted with earthy and floral hops. Attractive at 15°C.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oginme (35) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Poured red-amber with nice white head. aroma was malty caramel with slight citrus notes. Taste is initially of caramel, toffee malts giving way to a chocolate/slightly roasty malt flavor. Nice hop finish of light hoppy spiciness, herbal and slight citrus flavors. Finish is crisp and clean. Medium bodied. A very enjoyable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brewbattles (40) - - FEB 11, 2014
We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/oz0hSSylY70

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - FEB 8, 2014
Una birretta senza troppe pretese, che si anima di uno spirito inglese un po’ sotto le sue possibilità. Gusto che rivela una pianura di malti e note caramellate, con qualche arbusto isolato di luppolo che porta con se un tocco di amaro.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
16.9 oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma of malt, raisin, caramel, and bread. Taste of the same with some bitterness. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2042) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark brown pour from bottle with white head foam. Roasted malts and barley. Crisp biting hops and chewy toffee. A decent exemplar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (631) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
Dark copper/brown with a cream-coloured head. Aroma of malts. Flavour is caramel, raisins, slight chocolate. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Okay brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (169) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2014
Bière ambrée/rousse sans mousse. Nez de caramel et de pin. Moyennement amère, complétement plate, peu de corps, bouche légrèment maltée et fruitée. Bof bof ...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (389) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark copper color with a reddish tinge and a small, cream-colored head. Aroma is yeasty, there is leather, wood, and a touch of malty sweetness. Taste is relatively soft and dominated by hops, slightly bitter and uneventful. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is much bitterer than the rest but just as simplistic. Overall more could be expected of such a popular beer; serves well as a simple pub drink.


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