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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1899   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWomey (23) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2014
The beer description writes the review as this one pours with a beautiful mahogany color, with some head that holds on for a bit. After drinking, I find aroma follows taste with a great malt, sweet, and then bitter finish. Very well balanced, and very smooth. A joy to drink (again and again and again) I hope.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fabioanselmo (163) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2014
Cerveja com aroma de malte. Aparência levemente avermelhada. Sabor maltado com leve amargor. Sem grandes surpresas no paladar. No geral, aguada, mas refrescante.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Flanfl (79) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark color, small white head. Dark cholocolate aroma, some malt. Taste roasted malt, some citrus. Some bitterness. No finish. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft. A- Chocolate, dark fruits, roasty. A- Dark red color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Medium bitterness, slightly malty, chocolate, molasses, mild fruit tones. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Really unsure how to finalize this one. Fairly bitter, but not horribly so. Complex and confusing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at Christmas. Powerful initial kick of a citrus and alcohol taste that doesn't follow through in the palate. Lovely copper colour with minimal smell. A decent balance but leaves you wanting something different at every turn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerbaron42 (41) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Nice punchy taste with citrus on the palate. Smooth but for me too sharp to fully enjoy the fullness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Umoyk (34) - , - DEC 24, 2013
Some malt, chocolate and caramel, with nice earthy, flowery and mint hop aromas in the background. Very balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
defothebunt (15) - - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a deep red with short lived thin white head. Not a discernable aroma but pleasant taste with mild bitterness. Taste was pleasant and not overpowering. Poured from 500 ml. bottle. Would like to try from a cask to see if it would draw me back to this beer as I did not find the bottled offering that appealing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
16.9 oz bottle of this stinky little goblin. Pours a copper/red color with a slight white head. Little to no aroma. You do get a slight bitter malt smell as you should with an ESB. The taste is a little hops, a little malt. No mouth feel really either. The taste disappears really fast. Average beer at best in my opinion. Wouldn’t try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (246) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 21, 2013
Red, clear with nice head. malty, flowery candy in the aroma. Malt, candy. burned sucker. Mild sweet burned aftertaste, that grows. Medium body medium carbon. A nice beer!

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