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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy orange brown with red hues. 1.5 fingers of khaki head. Very good retention all the way through. S - Deep bready malt, toasted caramel, sorghum, & raisins. T - Creamy malt, white bread, sorghum molasses, citrus hops show up in the background in the middle and follow to the finish. Some nuttiness and slightly fruity on the finish. M - Medium body, creamy, adequate carbonation, slightly metallic. Nice malt character. A very enjoyable brew. 1st from the brewery. The metal was very close to being too much. Would go great with fish and chips. Serving type: bottle 02-01-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
w_adwersarz (117) - Cracow, POLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Z tym ciałem to trochę przesadzili ;) Owocowe wysoko wysycone, słodowe. Bardzo ładny kolor rubinowy, ze średnią pianą.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianHR (177) - DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Has a fresh and slightly bitter smell of hops, pine and caramel. Pours amber with a white head. The taste is well balanced with notes of caramel and pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (688) - USA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark ale drunk at the lovely tiled cafe in Leeds' library/gallery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit a hint of chocolate and a light, bitter hoppy finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUL 2, 2014
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Percy0103 (71) - MEXICO - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A dark rubi beer with a creamy head. Aroma is of bananas and alcohol with a hint of dry fruits. Taste is bitter with some astringency, slightly dense, but at the end fell flat and became watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sdaniel90 (286) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Pours deep ruby/mahogany with a modest tan head. Discreet roasted aroma, with hints of dry fruits. Medium bodied, but perhaps slightly watery. Pleasant roasted character and some bitterness, but fairly standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IronMaid (15) - ANDORRA - JUN 26, 2014
Cervesa roja tipicament anglesa. Un pèl massa amarga pel meu gust. No repetiria però suposo que pot ser del gust de qui agradi aquest estil de cervesa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beachmaster (87) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light reddish brown with a medium khaki head that fades slowly and leaves good lacing. Not much on the nose, and the same for the taste. Slight dark malt taste with a mild hop finish. Forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coranc (16) - IRELAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear red/ruby colour, one finger head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation. aroma of berry fruits. Slight hop taste. Pleasantly surprised.

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