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


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RATINGS: 2082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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, Iím 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, itís 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 thereís a touch of mineral character here and there. Come to think of it, thatís the dominant note - mineral water. Yeah. Itís 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. Itís not as easily downable as this should be; that doesnít make in undrinkable, though. Carbonation is appropriately low. O: I mean, itís not a horrible brew by any means...itís just ridiculously mild to the point of total boredom. I can appreciate a good ESB when I come across it (Fullerís 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 íworseí category. Unless you really like ESBs, get something else instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (533) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 28, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of toffee, resin and vanilla... the taste is caramel with notes of dark fruits, toffee, some spicy herbs and resin... rough hoppy bitterness... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (688) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Pours dark brown, sweet malt aroma, under a thick head. Nice metallic bitter finish, not bad for a supermarket bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
damjan (45) - CROATIA - MAY 15, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours brown-red color with big rich offwhite head. Strong malty smell. Coffee and caramel taste with pleasant bitterness in the end. Aftertaste is long and bitter. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, nuts, earth, some bubblegum. Clear, red-brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate sweet, slightly bitter, has toffee, nuts, bubblegum, some earthy and flowery hops, bit metallic. Mwoah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
This is a dark english beer that is covered in malts. Dark appearance and tan head that tastes malty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DJpowerage (1) - Nantwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Love the taste of this beer, It has a very distinctive flavour. It is dark in colouring and can be brought at a bargain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (364) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours ruby red, white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, iron, iodine... Fresh and sizzling, creamy, with a fine bitterness in the long finish. Formidable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/05/2015 Color ambar, espuma blanca, Aroma y sabores a malta ycaramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kptNemo (15) - GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
Flasche 0,5 L. Antrunk leichte bittere. Malz, Karamel. Stabiler Schaum. Farbe dunkell Bernstein. Abgang sehr hopfig aber angenehmen.Ein leckeres Bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (310) - RŁsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
500ml Flasche. Klar und rotbraun. Mittelgrosses Schaumkrone. Malzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht bitter im Antrunk, trockener Abgang.

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