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

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RATINGS: 2048   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (125) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Chilled. Pours brown amber with medium to high head. As it is being poured strong malty aromas. Aroma is malts, caramel, a bit of fresh fruits and reminds of bread. Palate is smooth and creamy with a full body. Taste is bitter chocolate, alcohol and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vinx (76) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
Very clear amber color, small compact white foam (as this style requires), nice hoppy aroma of citrus gently accompanied by the intense mature fruits (prune above all) given by the malts. A subtle really well balanced toastiness. Maybe too carbonated to be a bitter. Though pasteurised really a good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (265) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Mild fruity chocolate aroma.Dark crimson appearance.Dry balanced chocolate malt flavor.Mild hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pint bottle share. Appearance: finger of tan head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: alcohol, medical/band-aid, caramel, fruity malt. Palate: full body, average carbonation, slightly cloying sweetness, caramel. Taste: caramel and fruity malt sweetness that is pretty cloying into a floral hops finish, but with a lingering cherry type fruit finish on the back of the tongue. Overall, very interesting, but not amazing in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (84) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Deep redish-brown pour with clingy white head. Nose is all malt and slight caramel. Bright semi-sweet body with lingering malty finish. Very smooth and way too drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bedni (252) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2015
nice dark brown color, a bit cloudy strong, high, beige, creamy head! full body, creamy taste, but it’s kinda boring, just malt in aroma...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (403) - - JAN 6, 2015
Rich and dark ruby colour, usually a bit flat from the bottle and without much of a head. Lots of flavour, very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (638) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
35 cl bottle, around 2.90€. Dark ruby red color, clear, thik creamy offwhite to beiege head, excellent lacing. Some winegar right off the cap then quiet nose overall. Aroma is roasted/chocolate malts and pale malts blend with caramel and smooth nice english hops, woody aftertaste with fruity overtones. Brandyish alcohol already in the finish, feels like ABV is much higher. Soft carbonation, mild taste neither too sweet or too bitter, souish. Low carbonation, medium bodied, easy to drink. Quite nice ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doykody (7) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Really nice red colour, pretty long lasting head on top and surprisingly a lot of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has syrup, caramel malts, light roasted notes and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty, syrup is there too and maybe some wooden flavours. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pleasant surprise, expectations were not much for this so it exceeded my expectations greatly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2261) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft at shortys on pearl street. Pours a deal brown color. No head. Carmel nutty flavor. Lots of malt. Much different then the cask version


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