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

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RATINGS: 1960   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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (361) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 4 Sep 2011 -- This is a brew I enjoyed fresh very much. Nice bready, malty flavor. Taste some chocolate malt as well. Will drink again for sure.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (115) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear light brownish-amber with no head. Aroma of cherry, sweetish malt, herbs. Sweet-bitter flavor, hoppy bitterness, cherry, toffee, notes of raisin, malty, a bit sour. Dry, light carbonation. Light body. Sweet-bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (70) - SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours brown with medium head, smell is weak and not pronounced, taste is slightly bitter, but mostly enjoyable. A good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Easy going ESB for the masses, can be found in most Dutch supermarkets. The label is nice, but the beer is a bit too average. Malty, mildly hoppy and a bit muddy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krigla (35) - SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2014
Clear dark copper colour with medium sized foamy white head. Taste starts sweet and fruity and soon turns bitter. Low carbonation. Overall very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolfcarnival (80) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2014
Picked it up from tesco andel. seen it all over the place but never tried it until now. rating it as i drink so lets do this shitttttttt. pours dark amber ruby with a foamy head. aroma a mix of dark fruits and citrus. grapefruit, caramel, xmas pudding. taste is caramel malts with mildly spiced and hoppy finish. its pretty thin. not bad but not a lot going on either

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (178) - - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Windy Nook. Pours deep reddy brown. Flavour of liquorice, malt, chestnut - quite enjoyable but a touch flat by the end

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jordyjews (11) - - AUG 7, 2014
Bought in 500ml bottles. For me itís very full-bodied, which is not what I usually enjoy, but found this one to be pleasant.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (56) - SINGAPORE - AUG 4, 2014
50cl bottle. Lovely reddish brown colour, with a light medium sized head which dissipates quickly. Coffee on the nose, and some carbonation. Sweet fruits, some bitterness - nice roasted malt and chocolate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a ruby color with no head and no lace to be found. The aroma is really sweet. Caramel malts and not a whole lot. I'm not really picking anything else up. The flavor is equally as disappointing. There is just not a lot happening. No real bitter. The mouthfeel is thin and slick. Real light carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly sweet and kind of bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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