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

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RATINGS: 2046   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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LBarouf's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LBarouf (114) - Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
500ml Bottle. Aroma: The aroma is light fruit, caramel malts, and some nutes Appearance: Pours a dark orange-caramel color with a small head Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, it has mostly malty flavors and minimal bitterness Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a smooth feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and a clean finish Overall Impression: This is certainly a solid beer. Though there really isn’t anything special here, it works well, drinks nicely, and is all around enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (404) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
nose is malty....sweet mouth light hops...a little fruity...decent...first beer from this brewer....(#403)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1056) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle (gift) consumed at home. Ruby brown. A bit of head, and not as much carbonation as you’d usually expect in a ’supermarket bitter’. Excellent nose: fruitcake, molasses, a hint of smoke. Blackberry and cooton candy. A sweet taste that is satisfying despite not really living up to the aroma. Balanced yet complex bitter finish. Quite a good recipe really, at a strength befitting the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (401) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper colour, rocky head that does not stay long, almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, some toffee. Light bitterness, the beer is rather dry, with bitter finish. Light body, soft carbonation, very easy to drink. Quite ok, although the taste might be more intensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
I don’t even know with Wychwood anymore. It’s either my favourite shitty brewery or my least favourite awesome brewery. I have never had one of their beers truly disappoint me, but I have also never had the pleasure of one truly wowing me. Even though as I drink this I am gradually increasing the score. Pretty, sure, but there is something weird and fruity going on here. Maybe I like it one sip. Maybe not the next. It’s like a light fruitcake or a mild plum pudding, some dark cherry liqueur got spilled in it. Like some brown with sexy nondescript jam on it. This one has some nice body, a lil’ chomp I reckon, better than their usual fare. Alrighty, now I want to watch "Oliver" so this must be a bit of okay then.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (317) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice caramel and malt aroma. Appearance- A rich dark brown color with a tan colored head. Taste-A toasted malt and yeast flavor with a caramel aftertaste. Palate- A medium bodied brew with light carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall- A really enjoyable ESB for me, I will definitely drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (375) - - FEB 18, 2015
Clear deep copper, sizeable beige head. Aroma is malty and floral. Flavours of biscuit, bread, dried fruit, light spice. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Better than expected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Very caramel aroma and flavor, quite dense body. The taste is not too pleasant, and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (397) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
Very nice ale. Pours a red glass and has a rich aroma of malts and a very nice slightly fruity aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This is a decent ale that I tried when I was in England - It runs a bit closer to the amber ales and isn’t overly bitter like some - It has a toasty and caramel taste to it. Definitely enjoyable :)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear, brown liquid with a red shine. Little head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.


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