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


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RATINGS: 2049   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StevieT (814) - - OCT 1, 2013
Not that flash, I’m not going to rush back to it. Quite bland and watery, drink it really cold if you have to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leosanches (4) - - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
Cor acobreada e âmbar, com pouca espuma. Aroma é complexo e promete mais do que a cerveja oferece; é possível sentir toques rurais, de plantas e frutas frescas. A cerveja é bastante refrescante e rústica, cai bem com comida devido ao seu corpo leve. Após o aroma, o sabor decepciona um pouco devido a simplicidade. Justamente por isso a drinkability é excelente e a cerveja é bebida facilmente. Boa com qualquer tio de comida e excelente para ficar bêbado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (219) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Deep mahogany beer with a thin light tan head. Rather soft nose of caramel, toffee, and prunes. Flavor is much richer with an initial sweetness of raisins, light molasses, and caramel that is bolstered by an unusual astringent bite all punctuated by a mild, but firm bitterness on the finish.Somewhat unusual beer that has its moments, but gets tiring after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuartC (53) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber-brown with a good & well-lasting off-white head; Aromas of berry fruits and soft leather; Medium bodied, smooth yet with a gentle bite; More fruitiness on palate, with hints of cracked pepper and woody spice. One of my regulars, a good staple drinkable session amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (408) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
nose is malty....sweet mouth light hops...a little fruity...decent...first beer from this brewer....(#403)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1061) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle (gift) consumed at home. Ruby brown. A bit of head, and not as much carbonation as you’d usually expect in a ’supermarket bitter’. Excellent nose: fruitcake, molasses, a hint of smoke. Blackberry and cooton candy. A sweet taste that is satisfying despite not really living up to the aroma. Balanced yet complex bitter finish. Quite a good recipe really, at a strength befitting the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (403) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper colour, rocky head that does not stay long, almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, some toffee. Light bitterness, the beer is rather dry, with bitter finish. Light body, soft carbonation, very easy to drink. Quite ok, although the taste might be more intensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (518) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
I don’t even know with Wychwood anymore. It’s either my favourite shitty brewery or my least favourite awesome brewery. I have never had one of their beers truly disappoint me, but I have also never had the pleasure of one truly wowing me. Even though as I drink this I am gradually increasing the score. Pretty, sure, but there is something weird and fruity going on here. Maybe I like it one sip. Maybe not the next. It’s like a light fruitcake or a mild plum pudding, some dark cherry liqueur got spilled in it. Like some brown with sexy nondescript jam on it. This one has some nice body, a lil’ chomp I reckon, better than their usual fare. Alrighty, now I want to watch "Oliver" so this must be a bit of okay then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (334) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice caramel and malt aroma. Appearance- A rich dark brown color with a tan colored head. Taste-A toasted malt and yeast flavor with a caramel aftertaste. Palate- A medium bodied brew with light carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall- A really enjoyable ESB for me, I will definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (376) - - FEB 18, 2015
Clear deep copper, sizeable beige head. Aroma is malty and floral. Flavours of biscuit, bread, dried fruit, light spice. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Very caramel aroma and flavor, quite dense body. The taste is not too pleasant, and balanced.

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