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

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RATINGS: 2034   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Interesting. Dark ruby color slightly creamy head. Smell is one of malts and iced tea with very slight citrus and hops on the back end. Has a little bit of a bitter taste to it. Some roasty notes. Could drink barrels of this stuff.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
p33t (11) - Cluj, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2015
I donít want to down rate this beer, but its taste like a wrong made coffee with beer. Advantage : The caramel feels very good, but too much CO2.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 30, 2015
Aroma is a strong bubble gum with sone roasted malt. Appearance is a dark ruby, with very large carbonation bubbles. Taste is a bit malty but with a bitter hops lingering in the background. Aftertaste and complexity falls flat, especially compared to the nose which was excellent. Palate is ok, medium creaminess, a bit dry after several sips. Overall I think its decent, especially for 5.2%abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (3978) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 31 Oct 11. Nice dark roasted Ale. Fresh, chocolate-espresso, easy to drink, a bit dry. Nice bitter Ale with roasted malt in the aftertaste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (166) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
Un classico nel suo stile, brassato con precisione. Si sente forse la standardizzazione che non fa emergere qualche nota stupefacente. Al naso si avvertono caramello ed aromi fruttati leggeri. La birra Ť ambrata carica e la schiuma Ť abbondante. In bocca si avverte qualche piacevole nota tostata e leggerissima erbacea che ben bilancia il carico di malto. Corpo medio e secchezza e beverinitŗ adeguata per una birra piacevole ma non incredibile.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SangreSani (83) - Głowienka, POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Clear, dark copper colored beer with really fair and long lasting head. The head is about one finger thick. Mostly caramel aroma. Itís malty. Itís quite bitter, but it could be more. A little bit sour. Astringent, rough texture, medium carbonation and light-to-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (117) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Chilled. Pours brown amber with medium to high head. As it is being poured strong malty aromas. Aroma is malts, caramel, a bit of fresh fruits and reminds of bread. Palate is smooth and creamy with a full body. Taste is bitter chocolate, alcohol and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vinx (72) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
Very clear amber color, small compact white foam (as this style requires), nice hoppy aroma of citrus gently accompanied by the intense mature fruits (prune above all) given by the malts. A subtle really well balanced toastiness. Maybe too carbonated to be a bitter. Though pasteurised really a good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (238) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Mild fruity chocolate aroma.Dark crimson appearance.Dry balanced chocolate malt flavor.Mild hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pint bottle share. Appearance: finger of tan head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: alcohol, medical/band-aid, caramel, fruity malt. Palate: full body, average carbonation, slightly cloying sweetness, caramel. Taste: caramel and fruity malt sweetness that is pretty cloying into a floral hops finish, but with a lingering cherry type fruit finish on the back of the tongue. Overall, very interesting, but not amazing in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Deep redish-brown pour with clingy white head. Nose is all malt and slight caramel. Bright semi-sweet body with lingering malty finish. Very smooth and way too drinkable.


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