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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DomD (207) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. A malty red with mild bitter taste. Slight aroma of malt but not much else. Goes down easy, but is not very distinct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nofearhatmatt (43) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a nice ruby red brown. A nice malty flavour which goes down smooth. Little but of hop in the middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (955) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
Flasche (50 cl) vom Bierzwerg-Versandhandel. - Angenehmer aber (für ein Bitter) etwas zu milder Duft nach Karamelmalz und Toast mit schwach weiniger Frucht, mild herb-würzigem Hopfen und schwach seifiger Note. - Antrunk angenehm mild karamelmalzig mit Anklängen an Toastbrot und angenehmer aber etwas leerer obergäriger Fruchtigkeit (Mandarine). Milde, für meinen Geschmack zu milde hopfenwürzig-fruchtige, schwach erdige Hopfenaromen. Mild rezent, sahnig weich im Mund. Im Abgang milde fruchtige Hopfennoten. Zum Schluß hin doch ein wenig wäßrig. - Süffiges, rundes aber wenig bitteres und leider auch etwas dünnes Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2896) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
0,5 l bottle Bottled as Hobgoblin - the unofficial Beer of Halloween Dark amber - red color, clear, frothy, tan foam, cereal, roasty, citrus, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1183) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. A clear ruby brown colour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of caramel, cola, subtle roasted malts, some red berries, slight raisin and a little toffee. Taste of caramel, a little toffee, maybe chocolate, subtle roasted malts, some red berries, slight raisin, a little mineral and spicy hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, spicy hop bitterness with some caramel in the finish. A full flavoured malty ESB overall, which is great to chug by the bottle. Not as nice as cask but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (577) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear copper with powerful soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, toffee, berry and herbal notes. palette medium malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: quite good ESB

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DraganC (39) - SLOVENIA - OCT 17, 2015
Nice ruby colour but that is about everything what is nice...very mild, bland taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VamboladeTolly (1096) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with white head. Aroma is slightly roasted, hay, malty, Taste is slightly sweet and weakly bitter, malty, berries. thin + body. Drinkable beer , but why....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (604) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 14, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Copper color with beige head. Aroma has dark bread, brown sugar and light caramel notes. Taste is very balanced, malty but slightly bitter. Body is on the light side with good carbonation. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
This ale foaming nice, but unfortunately shortly. It has a flavor of smoked malt with a fairly average, hop bitterness and a little fruit in the finish. I also had glimpsed a little chocolate.

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