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

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RATINGS: 2007   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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Vargatul's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, - JUN 5, 2012
Clear burgundy colour. Aroma has notes of elderflowers, grapefruit, dark chocolate, fresh bread, malt. Full body, fine carbonation, bitter taste, abrupt finish. I love this beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltworm01 (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
A nice ruby colour accompanied by a floral hoppiness in the nose. The first sip adds a maltiness, not too strong, with a slight hop aroma in the back of yout mouth. A perfect beer for all who love a bit of a sweeter note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ctiry (67) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
Nice rubin colour with off-white head. Aroma of wood and caramel. Nice carbonation. Full body. Coffee nut and caramel in the taste. Decent sweetness. Not my preffered style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (29) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Amber-red colour, medium head, nice lacing. Aroma- dominating dark burnt bread, cereals, hay and plum. In contrary tastes refreshing, a bit sour, fruity, low-medium hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (131) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper, medium beige head. Aroma roast malt, chocolate. Surprisingly light body. Taste bread, some fruits. Very nicely balanced overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a dark deep brown with light head. Aroma is woodsy , toasted malts, caramel, and some nutty undertones. Somewhat bitter, earthy, floral. The malt is creamy and good, with full on caramel, and some yeast in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2437) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
8/19/2010. From bottle. Copper color with malty aromas. Flavors are malt, caramel, citrus and light hops. OK but not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Namespayne (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
11.2 oz bottle into pint glass: loose foamy head, reduces quickly down to half a finger. A semi-sweet fruity aroma with a hint of citrus. Very sweet and quite hoppy. The malty finish has lasting power; I don’t go for this kind of beer usually but I could session this if there was a keg on hand. Pleasant. 3.5

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valgreen (711) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle @ Karup. Clear amber, medium thin white head, some lacing. Aroma and taste, dominated by malt, caramel, light hop notes. Light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (42) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
Herrliche Erscheinung im Glas, schöner brauner Körper, kräftiger Schaum, der aber schnell zusammenbricht. Ordentlich malzig mit leichter Süße im Nachgeschmack. Passt gut zu Pizza. Sehr angenehm zu trinken.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (675) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours a brown color, rather light, topped with a fairly decent beige colored head. There is a mild roasty aroma, some nice caramel and chocolate are there too. The taste is slightly sweet and roasty, followed by nice caramel, coming together with a light bitterness. Very enjoyable and smooth.


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