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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2211   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (647) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (790) - Győr, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2016
Ale-jenek az Ale sörök! Ez a rosszindulatú manora hajazó kis hobgoblin meg igya ki a magaet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle, drank in front of the pub. Fruity hops aroma, toasty. Sweet and a bit dry, hoppy bitterness in the finish. Toasty finish, metallic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Hazy dark copper color. Creamy light brown 1 finger head dead in around 3 minutes. Average legs and highly active. Strong aromas and flavors of toffee, citrus and fruitiness with some herbal spices. Great combination of crisp sourness and thick sweetness taste with a earthy roasted nut feel. Slick full body with perfect carbonation. Pleasant balanced finish ending with a sweet mouth coat and smoky bitter clove like aftertaste. Overall : Tons of flavors and good freshness, well balanced excellent craft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3105) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt. Taste si bitter, medium sweet, caramel, roasted malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (779) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marcius (418) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Copper color and medium head. Hoppy aroma with some toasted malt. Taste is a little bitter with a medium body. Nice Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
promontor (104) - HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2016
0.5l bottle from Britishtore.hu. Nice, thick and creamy head, brown body with a hint of ruby when held against light. Foam has malty, somewhat sour and somewhat bitter taste, sourness also detectable in aroma. Taste is dominated by "British" maltiness, whatever that means. Well, it means mildly roasted malt, some caramel, moderate bitterness and also some unidentifiable fruitiness. Well balanced, well composed. Smooth, silky carbonation. Still, there is some moderate but unpleasant medicin-like bitterness in it (fairly common in some brown British ales) which prevents this beer from becoming a favourite for me. Very good and complex beer, just not my style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LazyPyro (524) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark ruby colour with a creamy tan head. Slightly sweet malty aroma, hint of lightly roasted malts. Flavour is malty with a lightly roasted hint to it, dark fruits, and a light hoppy bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ivan2702 (4) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
Taste bitter at the end, aftertaste strong but not too good, light body and basement aromas. Brown and clear colour. Easy to drink but not in large quantites.

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