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


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RATINGS: 2119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digopossobon (354) - MACAE, - FEB 15, 2014
Belo lúpulo no aroma. Coloração dourada escura, amadeirada e opaca. Bom amargor. Desceu muito bem.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bbertels (254) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. A bit disappointed after tasting this; malty ok but very short in taste. Drinkable but will not try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3873) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
500ml bottle at home, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch, fruity, caramel aroma, deep chestnut, thin bubbly beige head, intermittent lacing, caramel, some vanilla, chocolate, fruity, carbonation quite high, malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (97) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Świetne piwo, zapach owocowy, kolor miedziany. W smaku dosyć delikatne, owocowe.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerNinjaUK (9) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
500ml bottle. Aroma slight, with just discernible toffee and biscuits. Taste stronger, with good maltiness, low carbonation and rather sweet notes - caramel and hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2015
500 ml bottle into pint glass, 4BFH bottle code. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, light toffee, toasted bread, light nuttiness, herbal, wood, grass, light plum/apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and restrained yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, light toffee, toasted bread, light nuttiness, herbal, wood, grass, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/woody bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, wood, and herbal/toasted earthiness after the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and restrained yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an excellent ESB style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and restrained yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WladimirN (5) - - SEP 21, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Ruby body with light head. Low carbonated. Mildly bitter palate with tones of chocolate and toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (36) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Darker than Gold hobgoblin with carmel and spicy notes. Nice head .bitter taste. Good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve_steve (12) - - SEP 7, 2015
pours a clear dark brown colour, slight fruity aroma. averagely carbonated with a full bodied taste. a good addition to a strong meal!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Dark for a bitter small lasting head rich cakes porridge taste almost marzipan sweet and drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (578) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Dégustée sur la terrasse en compagnie de Ju-Lo, en guise d’apéro à une Ten Fidy. Quelle séquence tout de même! La bière est bien brune, parfaitement translucide mais si sombre qu’on peine à y voire au travers. La mousse est jaunâtre, formée de grosses, moyennes et fines bulles. Une tête riche et alléchante! Notes de bitter auxquelles s’ajoutent des fruits confits, une touche d’orange et des dattes. En bouche le liquide jouit d’une belle densité. C’est rond - pour une bière à 5,2% d’alcool du moins. le houblon est bien représenté et forme une base équilibrée avec le malt qui se veut mi torréfié mi frais. Finale moyenne, la bière se boit très bien par temps chauds et j’imagine également par temps froids.

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