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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2190   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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BertramDjukic's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BertramDjukic (3) - - JAN 23, 2013
Sensational ale. In Ireland, our draught ale is generally Smithwick’s which is poor. A few craft ales indigenous to RoI emerging, but poor availability in pubs. Hobgoblin is rare, an off license of renown or supermarket stock it. Great taste, body, look. Compliments to the good citizens of the UK, consider this your greatest achievement....


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (666) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 28, 2016
Dark ruby brown. Not getting anything from the aroma. Sweet at first then very dry and slightly bitter. Finish has more sweetness to it. Satisfying pub beer but not much else.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (251) - - MAY 19, 2016
Dark ruby color. Fruity aroma of plums, caramel, and come cocoa. Slightly roasted flavor, weedy/grassy hops, some caramel. Medium sweet. Balanced finish. Long lasting bitterness. An ok bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MetalMurphy (328) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2016
bottle @ british store (budapest) dark ruby colour, medium body, low carbonated, malty, bit caramel taste

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (886) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
Copenhagen 10/5 2016. 50 cl bottle from Føtex. Little (hob-)goblin sporting an axe on the label. Pours clear reddish brown with off-white head. Settles as paper thin patches of foam. Very moderate lacing. Aroma of caramel and honey which have been kept in the jar for too long. Soft carbonation and watery palate. Taste is nicely balanced between caramel sweetness and distinct bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter and finish is semidry. Fine little goblin.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
panzerwolf (249) - FINLAND - MAY 7, 2016
A very clear, crisp taste of malts. Not very bitter, roasty, caramel taste. A very smooth, just easy beer to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nevalainen (468) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Taste is medium bitter, a little bit roasty. Average carbonation. Pleasant to drink. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (3215) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2016
50cl bb03/2017 (BL2). Clear ruby-copper, off-white thick soapy head. Smells of caramelised beets, old rose petals in their broth, vegetable soup. Flavour splits down the middle of those aromas: sweetish caramels with a metallic vegetal hint and a green-vegetal hop bitterness, then thin chocolate powder (Nesquick in water instead of milk), slowly gaining character near the coda, gaining earthy accents of tobacco, dry maple syrup, forest mulch. Corn sweet and slick in mouthfeel, retronasal banana.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (151) - 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 (81) - - 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 (32) - 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.


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