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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1963   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (802) - HONG KONG - MAY 23, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Market Place by Jason’s in K11, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear deep copper brown colour with no yeast sediments; One finger head and off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing and fizzy small carbonation; Quite fragrant and sweet aroma of dark ale malt, with caramel, toffee, raisins, light plums, sugar, light musty, strong lemon and light grass; Very light sweet taste of light ale malt, with light roastyness and nuts, thin tartness, caramel, Cola, strong toast, light bread, light yeast, lime, moderate bitter hops and light sharp grass; Close to light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is non-sweet dark ale malt, lightly roasted and nutted. Good caramel palate with a strong toffee undertone despite its watery body. Virtually no sweetness, light bread and strong lemony hops give it a pretty good balance. Quite nice… Hoppiness is strong lemon and light grass in nose, lime, hint of grapefruit and light sharp grass in taste. Moderate to light bitterness for a short citrusy grassy finish; Slightly dry after taste. Easy and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: Like most PB / ESBs, this one has decent fragrant, sweet and dark fruity aroma not being matched by the non-sweet caramel taste. That said, it was achieved via a watery body is quite amazing, and I can’t imagine how nice it would be with a thicker and richer body. It’s pretty decent style-wise, even though I realize I am not a big fan of this style. Recommendable nevertheless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
guitartown (26) - SPAIN - MAY 19, 2014
Botella. Color ámbar rojizo oscuro. Espuma cremosa .Ligero aroma a maltas tostada. Buen cuerpo pero un poco decepcionante en general.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (136) - - MAY 17, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, and caramel make a great tasting beer, however the flavours are a touch light. A nice beer to be enjoyed with appetizers like chicken nachos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAEA (104) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
16.9 FL. OZ ($4.49) One of my all time favorites. Has a real good color that when you pour it you know its gonna have lots of flavor. Very tasty beer and super drinkable. try it you like it too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 04.01.15. (I got it as a gift). Pours ruby with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is malt, metallic, and caramel. Taste follows the nose. Finish is slight bitter. Overall: ok, but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (81) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.2%. A dark ruby ale that pours with a small head. The texture is full-bodied and it is full of flavour. Slightly bitter but pleasant tasting. Would recommend it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (230) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate, caramel, red, minimal head, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, medium sweetness, & lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2014
Ruby red, frothy light beige head. Nose is malt, caramel sweetness, fruity notes. Flavour is metal notes, malt, fruit. Hops in the finish and some caramel. Not bad, but pretty middle of the road. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (759) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Had this many times in the past. Pours dark ruby with an off white head. It is what it is, but does anyone else get a light hint of mint?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdoorr (63) - - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle 50 CL.Pours dark red with a thin tan frothy head.Aroma is grainy.Taste is bitter, subtle sweetness Some bitterness from dark grain.Low carbonation, medium to low body.Bitter aftertaste.

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