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

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RATINGS: 2072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (437) - - JAN 6, 2015
Rich and dark ruby colour, usually a bit flat from the bottle and without much of a head. Lots of flavour, very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (663) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
35 cl bottle, around 2.90€. Dark ruby red color, clear, thik creamy offwhite to beiege head, excellent lacing. Some winegar right off the cap then quiet nose overall. Aroma is roasted/chocolate malts and pale malts blend with caramel and smooth nice english hops, woody aftertaste with fruity overtones. Brandyish alcohol already in the finish, feels like ABV is much higher. Soft carbonation, mild taste neither too sweet or too bitter, souish. Low carbonation, medium bodied, easy to drink. Quite nice ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doykody (7) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Really nice red colour, pretty long lasting head on top and surprisingly a lot of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has syrup, caramel malts, light roasted notes and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty, syrup is there too and maybe some wooden flavours. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pleasant surprise, expectations were not much for this so it exceeded my expectations greatly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2366) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft at shortys on pearl street. Pours a deal brown color. No head. Carmel nutty flavor. Lots of malt. Much different then the cask version

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2434) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Raisins, English Malts Appearance: Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Decent Sticky Lacing Taste: English Malts, Bready, Raisins, Rum Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Reddy look caramelly aroma. Taste has some lightly tart berry fruit and smooth hop, simple caramel malt. Good medium feel dry palate, pretty good balance for big market brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergaard (174) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
Amber red/brownish beer with small and somewhat sticky off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and some dried fruit. Taste of caramel, malt and some hoppy, bitter notes that lingers for a while. Not particularily interesting - some unfortunate metallic notes as well. Above average though

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Really nice red colour, pretty long lasting head on top and surprisingly a lot of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has syrup, caramel malts, light roasted notes and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty, syrup is there too and maybe some wooden flavours. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pleasant surprise, expectations were not much for this so it exceeded my expectations greatly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SLN (16) - Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
Superbe couleur, belle mousse. Des aromes de chocolats, fruits mûrs, on sent bien le petit goût malté.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Clear deep ruby brown, small frothy tan head, small frothy light tan head, diminishes after a while to a thin layer, light lacing; aroma sweet malty, roasted, bit smoky, dark fruits, brown sugar, some licorice, some chocolate, hint of laurel; taste moderate sweetbitter, roasty, spicy; medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, finish bittersweet, roasted malts, nutty and fruity notes; overall a solid and well-balanced bitter.


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