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

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RATINGS: 1988   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (21) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle into glass. Gorgeous deep red colour. Nice lacing on glass. Smells of caramel malt and stone fruit. Nice slight bitterness and sweet malts. Wicked beer. Delicious. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle. There is a big fruity ester, fruity maltiness, sweet caramel and light toffee, a very subtle toasted bread crust note. This is nice and easy drinking. This is exactly what I expected from the bottle and description.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Aargh can’t believe hadn’t rated this. Bottle at the Village. Ruby brown colour, if that’s possible. Retains a fuller boozy mouthfeel than the new lower abv cask (did someone realise if you lower the abv you can sell more???) Strong malty, slightly fruity, well balanced spicy hop. I actually quite like the Hobgoblin, reckon it’s one of those beers which would score more highly in a blind tasting if people didn’t know it was kind of ’big brewery’ these days.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (393) - - SEP 5, 2014
Deep caramel chocolatey aroma and a taste to match. Deep colour. Good head. Deep rich flavours. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (91) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from supermarket uk. Clear dark ruby red. Aroma sweet roasty malts. Tastes slightly sweet, roasty malt and earthy hops. Slightly bitter. A great British beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (129) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2014
500ml bottle cooled to 13 degrees into lager glass. Pours copper with a brief tan head. Aroma of caramel with hints of citrus Nutty flavour with some hoppy bitterness. Not my favourite style but I can appreciate it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guilhermeemc (3) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Ótima cerveja. Aroma e sabor frutados. Sabor adocicado de chocolate também. Bastante cremosa, com coloração levemente avermelhada. Aconselho totalmente!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hullujussi (17) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml bottle at home. Rich aroma with some wine notes. Tempting appearance. Nice creamy top. Hint of sweetness in taste bit bitter at the end. Oakish. Decent beer but not my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 4 Sep 2011 -- This is a brew I enjoyed fresh very much. Nice bready, malty flavor. Taste some chocolate malt as well. Will drink again for sure.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (211) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear light brownish-amber with no head. Aroma of cherry, sweetish malt, herbs. Sweet-bitter flavor, hoppy bitterness, cherry, toffee, notes of raisin, malty, a bit sour. Dry, light carbonation. Light body. Sweet-bitter aftertaste.


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