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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin head. Did not find much aroma, nutts, but flavour of sweet malt, nutts and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
50 cL can. Pours deep brown with an orange/amber hue and a dense tan head. Light roasted malt, mild berry fruity and light acidic aroma. Flavour is watery malty and somewhat strange and almost vegetable like. Light roasted note in the finish. Far finish holds a solid bitterness and a light berry fruity note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
A dark amber beer wiht no head. The aroma is sligtly fruity as a typical ale. The flavor is a very rounded slightly bitter one. A very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, fruits and bread. Flavour of fruits, bread, caramel and hops. Light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Bottled, 5.2%. Dark red/brown colour. Aroma mainly of malt and hops, not much of anything else. Mild flavour of malt and caramel with hints of fruit and chocolate. Bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Amber coloured with a beige head. Caramel in both aroma and flavour and some slightly sweet, perfumy notes. Lovely, nutty ale. 020101

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2007
Bottled. Clear nut brown, small head. Aroma of plums and roasty malt. Sweet, medium bodied, clean mouthfeel Some hay-like hops mixes with fruits. Straightforward bready malt character, medium bitterness. Solid, but not fun. The other half of my pint appears to work tremendously well in the soup I’m cooking though....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Malty fruity caramel aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Malty fruity finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
9th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark beer. Mild smooth malt. Chocolate and a nice blend of fruits. Easy drinking.

2011 note - is it me or has this beer really gone down the crapper? Tasted a few in 2010 and they all lacked the flavour of a few years ago!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
a ruby brown coloured ale, slight winey in its nose, and light fruit bitterness yeuch.

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