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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2183   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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Alexmestas' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexmestas (29) - - MAY 20, 2012
ESB but drinkable for US palate. Malty with some hops, a little more than the usual. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (141) - SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. Moderate frothy head over a dark ruby body. Nose is lightly malty, slightly metallic. Palate is medium bodied, caramel and roasted malt. Finish is slightly chocolatey. A solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (51) - - APR 17, 2016
Served in a snifter. Pours clean deep ruby-brown with a dissipating head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and some bread. The taste is a lovely combination of roasted malts, licorice, a hint of chocolate. Nicely balanced beer with a short slightly bitter finish. Medium smooth body with medium carbonation. Will have it again and again and again!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawyerpc15 (28) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
I expected more from this beer and was disappointed as I am an ale lover. Middle of the road at a premium price.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dxbrad (35) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Dark reddish brown ale, slightly sour flavour and aroma, flavours of bonfire toffee, caramel, burnt toast. For me it has more about it than the cask variation which i find bland. Dry finish and quite strong on the alcohol front.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (416) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a deep caramel reddish brown with a thin tan head. Light carbonation with some lacing. Aroma is faint with notes of toffee, caramel and a hint of roasted malts. Very thin body. Not much flavor. Leaves a dry, woody, powdery aftertaste on the roof of the mouth. Nothing like I expected. Disappointing. Not bad, just Blah!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
remALUS (130) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle. 500ml Price:1,31-2,18€. Rubino spalva, gelsva puta, malonus kvapas.. labai neblogas skonis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (479) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
The beer has a very nice look. The beer pours a decent amount of foam. The color of the foam is a dark almond brown. The color of the beer itself is reddish brown on the naked eye; when seen with a bright light the beer had a beautiful deep ruby red color. The beer is very clear. You can see some bubbles rise to the top, but not that much. The beer is to dark. The smell of the beer is not very strong. The smell has a very nice bitternes. It also has a little sour touch. It reminds me of licorice and maybe some wild yeasts. The bitterness and soreness give the beer a robust touch, a little midieval maybe. This is quite nice and fits the name of the beer perfectly. The taste of the beer is even more bitter. It has the same licorice aspect. The soreness in the taste is a bit less strong than in the smell. This isn’t a problem though. There is a tiny tiny little flavor of roasted barley in the distance. The palate of the beer is good. At first it looks a bit watery, but the finish is filled with a huge amount of gas bubbles. All in all, a good and tasty beer, and quite unique for Dutch standards.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonestGriff (51) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Smokey-Ness to the beer which gives it a smooth taste, appearance doesn’t look to great like something has gone off but taste makes up for it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPoole (102) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
500ml bottle, pours deep amber to brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and honey. Taste is bitter and semi-dry with caramel, honey, and fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (810) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 17, 2016
Can. dark brown pour with off white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with caramel and toffee sweetness, some notes of dark dried fruit, sweet malty finish.


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