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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2220   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rotin (907) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Almost clear, dark amber colored. AROMA- caramel, honey. FLAVOR- dry, moderately bitter, caramel, toasted malts, light fruitiness. Medium bodied.
Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1108) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2016 (bottle) and carrefour huelva (can). In Ikea?s english pint glass. Watching Sons of Anaechy 7x10. High drinkability and good balance between sweetness and bitterness. One of the best usage of english hops ive seen. Not much difference between can and bottled version. They use a good can! Maybe can version feels a bit more smooth and bottle version feels a bit more bitter? Not sure...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Demens (241) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 26, 2016
0,5l bottle. Dark copper/brown colour with quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma: banana and chocolate. Taste: Hoppy. Medium bitterness is what I taste. I feel something unusual and a bit of metallic notes in the end. Light/medium body with soft carbonation. Short bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (224) - - FEB 24, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2016 Bottle. Average carbonation and aroma. Sweet, tasty dark ale. Slight bitterness and off-flavor mars an otherwise delightful smooth, well-finished beer. Very drinkable. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Dark and malty. Aroma is malty, fruity, sweet, and a little spicy. Soft carbonation. Drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohhnyB (154) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap. Pours Dark red with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, hint of fruits. Soft carbonation and low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (2679) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20121016. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, malty and caramely with nutty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Connor66 (73) - - FEB 19, 2016
For a mass produced ale, I love it. Pours dark red/ brown lovely hoppy chocolate flavour with a hint of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2016
From bottle. Pours clear, dark red. Aromas of molasses, soy sauce, toasty and roasty. Some hops on the palate, full-bodied. Always good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (657) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 13B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 4CGM22:39. AROMA: toasty malt with a slight caramelly background and low sweetness present. balanced to forward earthy hop aroma. APPEARANCE: brown color and clear. moderate ivory head with good to medium retention. TASTE: initial of a moderate to low sweet caramel note, followed by a supportive floral hop flavour. medium-low bitterness just to offset the slight sweetness, that lingers beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with a slight texture. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a nice brown ale showcasing british hops (with a floral and earthy tone), and less caramelly malt.

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