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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (895) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep amber color , medium off-white head. Aroma of bread , caramel malt and earthy hop. Caramel and bread dominate in taste . Moderate bitterness , bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHeath99 (1116) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of plain malts and hops. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (396) - CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours clear deep amber-red with a fat finger of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel and bready malt, light grassy hops. (6/10) Taste is balanced moderate sweet and bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, decent bitter finish. (4/5) I’ve rated this one before, but ended up with it in a combo pack and figured, why not re-do it for Halloween. I think this is a more accurate rating than my previous one(s). A decent, solid, reliable performer. (14/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1053) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
~Strong caramel, toffee, raisin maltiness with earthy UK hops, bready and light roastiness. Sweet mouth watering aroma. ~Pours slightly hazy brownish amber color with lasting small creamy tan head. ~Roasty, bready flavor with good balance of earthy hops. Caramel. Roast dominates slightly. ~Medium light bodied with medium CO2, lingering bitterness that attacks the palate. ~ Aroma is wonderful. Wish the crystal malts would shine more in the flavor. Bitterness is a bit high. I think this would be better as a slightly sweeter beer. Still enjoyed it and may buy again to have friend or family member try it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Can’t believe I’ve never rated this, weird. Pours a deep amber-red with a large long-lasting frothy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, light grassy hops, toffee and bready notes. Decent flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit, light grassy hops and toffee. Average bodied. Not a bad beer, a decent Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2014
Couleur brune, reflets ambrés, très légère mousse. Nez caramel grillé, note légère de fruits rouges/fruits noirs. Gout caramel legerement grillé, bonne amertume anglaise, houblonné citron, malté, note fruitée voir réglisse en fin de bouche. Bien balancée. Corps bien rond. Super bière! super buvable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (886) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap poured a clear deep copper hue w/ medium creamy off-white head and strong lacing. Mild citrus aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are tea, lemon and light toast. Light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter. Pours clear mahogany with a modest, semi-durable head. Aroma: raisins and toffee with biscuit and bread base. Flavor: Light grassy and herbal hop presence but dominated by toffee, bready and dary fruit elements. Slightly sweet overall but decent bitter/sweet balance. Feel: nice smooth mouth feel; good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Deep ruby color with medium fluffy grey head. Floral hop notes, not too fruit-aromatic some caramel malty taste in there as well. Well-balanced malty bitter taste, caramel and bitter chocolate. Also has that super-smooth UK ale mouthfeel. Very decent well-balanced UK red ale, one of my favourites. Also one of the beers that awoke my interest in ales.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Daanminator (161) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Gadver, wat een ranzig bier is dit zeg. Totaal niet mijn smaak. Wel een mooie fles daarintegen.

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