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

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RATINGS: 2212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium tulip. A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is not only healthy looking at 2 fingers high, but also pretty dense in its texture. It fades away deliberately, leaving some lacing in the glass. S: Honestly, I’m not picking much up here. A faint fruity character offset by a touch of chocolate, and neither qualities become any more assertive when warmed up sufficiently. Not a bad aroma, I suppose, just nowhere near as strong as it should be. T: Again, it’s not BAD, just overly mild. The flavor seems to pick up slightly on the finish and aftertaste, with faint caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Maybe there’s a touch of mineral character here and there. Come to think of it, that’s the dominant note - mineral water. Yeah. It’s watery. Boo. M: At first, it starts off too dense and rich for its lack of flavor, but manages to dry out nicely after the swallow. It’s not as easily downable as this should be; that doesn’t make in undrinkable, though. Carbonation is appropriately low. O: I mean, it’s not a horrible brew by any means...it’s just ridiculously mild to the point of total boredom. I can appreciate a good ESB when I come across it (Fuller’s ESB), but among the endless pile of ESBs that are mediocre or worse in my opinion (namely, just about all of them), this one is in the ’worse’ category. Unless you really like ESBs, get something else instead.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MatusBeer (414) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2016
Tap at hopnrolla days. Clear golden colour with stable head off. Aroma of citrus fruits,iron. Taste of lemons,citrus fruits,malty. Drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (136) - - AUG 22, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Rond en bouche. Goût de noisette quasi sucré, mais dans l?être vraiment. Légère amertume. Robe brun pâle et translucide. Très peu de mousse.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonev (252) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze czerwono brunatnym z biala obfita piana. W aromacie subtelna palonosc, troche karmelu i nuty chlebowe. W smaku raczej slodkie z wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. Czuc troche miod, slody jeczmienne i odrobine przypraw. Dosc lekkie i kremowe w odczuciu na podniebieniu. Bez szalu ale rowniez bez wad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perun (70) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - AUG 19, 2016
Ни чем не запомин& пиво. Легкая горечь, слабый аромат.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (851) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
Mahognifarvet Premium Bitter/ESB med pæn offwhite skumkrone på 3 cm. Filtreret/klar og let perlende. Let sødlig aroma af brændt karamel, figen, sveske og lidt brændt malt. Ganske bitter smag, men helt rigtig afbalanceret med en mindre sødme. Noter af brændt karamel og lidt brændte malte. Ganske fyldig krop de beskedne 5.2 % taget i betragtning. Moderat blød mundfølelse qua en let nedskruet karbonering. Konsistensen er olieret, og afslutningen bitter og kort. Overall: Etikettens blikfang gør én interesseret og indholdet er ligeledes interessant. Balancen i denne ESB er det afgørende punkt. Velsmagende. 500 ml, flaske, 5.2 % ABV, BB: 18/06/17, købt i Netto på Roskildevej i Valby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Pours clear red-brown with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Mild aroma of nutty and biscuit malts. Body is a touch lighter than medium. Lightly watery with a dry finish. Nutty malt flavor mixed with a mild note of citrus hops. A bit of a biscuit note at the back.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilman (104) - Taverny, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2016
Nice one! I chose this one in a supermarket in Praha during my trip for Brutal Assault 2016, mostly because of the cool looking bottle. Alcohol level is fairly low but the beer manage to have a interesting taste, rather strong in mouth with a decent wheat aroma. Reminds me for some reason of the Fischer beer, but much better of course, APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (195) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a gorgeous dark red. Spicy to the nose. Flavour is caramel up front, with lots of malts to follow and a reasonably bitter finish. Light carbonation is a nice treat from a bottled bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2016
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Rich red, large tight persistent orangey head. Sweet nutty aroma, little bit woody. Taste similar. Full smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Sweetness clear, a little bit sticky, but not offensive, pleaasantly fruity. An easy beer, slips down without a fight. Kinda dull though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, bit of nail varnish and hop extract in aroma. Hops, caramel, sweetish, bit metallic in taste. Metallic and caramel in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation. Nothing wrong, but nothing special either.


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