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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1973   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jordyjews (11) - - AUG 7, 2014
Bought in 500ml bottles. For me it’s very full-bodied, which is not what I usually enjoy, but found this one to be pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (83) - SINGAPORE - AUG 4, 2014
50cl bottle. Lovely reddish brown colour, with a light medium sized head which dissipates quickly. Coffee on the nose, and some carbonation. Sweet fruits, some bitterness - nice roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
koleminer20 (595) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a ruby color with no head and no lace to be found. The aroma is really sweet. Caramel malts and not a whole lot. I'm not really picking anything else up. The flavor is equally as disappointing. There is just not a lot happening. No real bitter. The mouthfeel is thin and slick. Real light carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly sweet and kind of bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red pour with a medium off-white head that dissipates down to not much of anything. Malty aroma, little bit of sweetness. Taste is toffee, some fruit, little bit of hop flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
realadam (76) - HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2014
Unique colored beer with a fruity, bubblegum aromas and a hint of alcohol in the smell. At first tastes sweet but the sensation soon turns into bitter. Medium bodied beer with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miss_Honeybee (5) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
I tried this at first while it was cold, and felt that it was light, with slight toffee notes and a hint of bitterness... Luckily I had only sipped it slowly, because as it warmed I couldn’t believe I was tasting the same brew! This is one beer you want to drink close to room temperature, as only then can you really taste the full flavour!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1171) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle@606jazz club. Dark copper brown. Clear. Huge foam. Honey Caramalty notes. Earthy hop aromas. Dry sweet. Medium body. Well carbonated. Straight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Very nice banana and malt aroma. Very dark brown colour with excellent head. Very malty flavor with excellent smooth finish. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (458) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. Clear ruby color with nice tanned head. Toasted and fruity aroma. Taste is medium bitter with toffee notes. Medium body. Overall it’s nice and tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Tap at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 13082011. Colour is clear copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and malts.

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