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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 26, 2013
Dreadful branding and bottle design. But it’s ubiquitous and I think this is because shopkeeper’s think that real ale drinkers and goblins are a good match and maybe even the same thing. I once got hammered on this stuff with the builder that lived next door, and to this day I’ve never had it since. Anyway - aroma is dark and leathery malt, book lined shelves. Taste a little thin at first and the rich and quite satisfying - good balance of bitter and sweet. Finish not bad. Marked down for appearance as the head quickly dissipates and you are just looking at a dark flat liquid in a glass. Overall - not bad. Not exactly complex. There are better beers of the type but I won’t look down my nose at it any more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (529) - 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 (4803) - 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 (360) - 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) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
500ml Flasche. Klar und rotbraun. Mittelgrosses Schaumkrone. Malzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht bitter im Antrunk, trockener Abgang.

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