RateBeer
overall
58
81
style
Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (520) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice caramel and malt aroma. Appearance- A rich dark brown color with a tan colored head. Taste-A toasted malt and yeast flavor with a caramel aftertaste. Palate- A medium bodied brew with light carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall- A really enjoyable ESB for me, I will definitely drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (392) - - FEB 18, 2015
Clear deep copper, sizeable beige head. Aroma is malty and floral. Flavours of biscuit, bread, dried fruit, light spice. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Better than expected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rammer (324) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Very caramel aroma and flavor, quite dense body. The taste is not too pleasant, and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
Very nice ale. Pours a red glass and has a rich aroma of malts and a very nice slightly fruity aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This is a decent ale that I tried when I was in England - It runs a bit closer to the amber ales and isnít overly bitter like some - It has a toasty and caramel taste to it. Definitely enjoyable :)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear, brown liquid with a red shine. Little head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (119) - - FEB 13, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown body allowing shadows through with a light tan creamy decent sized head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma: Rich caramel candy aroma with a bit of a wood scent.

Taste: Biscuit and toast flavors with a touch of roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel: It has a good mouthfeel. Nothing spectacular to point out, it just feels right for this beer giving it a medium presence on the palate with a touch of bite from the roasted grains.

Overall: Itís a fairly average ESB. Itís an import so Iím willing to try it again if I can get it fresh. It didnít have as much of a caramel overtone as many other ESBís that Iíve had, but it has a nice biscuit quality which is pleasant enough to make it an enjoyable drinking experience. Itís in that middle ground of not recommending but not warning against drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Non male questa bitter inglese dal colore rosso molto scuro, la schiuma Ť ovviamente minima, molto leggera e beverina. Líaroma Ť di malto, mentre al sapore si sente caffŤ tostato, amara il giusto.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (368) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
440ml can into glass. Mild malt nose. Ruby red beer with 2 finger tan head. Taste is clean, sweet, full-bodied. Finish is toasty malt with a glimpse of hops. Really nice.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
p33t (18) - Cluj, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2015
I donít want to down rate this beer, but its taste like a wrong made coffee with beer. Advantage : The caramel feels very good, but too much CO2.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 208


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50