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


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RATINGS: 1941   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAR 9, 2007
Poured deep amber with a smallish light tan head. Aroma of lightly roast malt (sweet), some yeast and bark notes. Taste is again somewhat sweet mildly roasted malt, but with a surprising amount of hops and even tannin-like bitterness - fairly balanced, not a long linger and the bitter lasts longer than the sweet. Smooth, somewhat lively, but unmemorable on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown color with a somewhat soft glossed over effect covering the entire beer. There is a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing coating the glass. The smell had sweet English malts up front with a nice earthy nuttiness rolling in and out under my nose. The taste was mainly sweet but still carrying a nice "bitter" flavoring to balance. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as there’s a slight creaminess about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB that is pretty defining for its style. To pick on this one probably tells me that the person picking on this beer probably shouldn’t be drinking ESB’s.

   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 (692) - 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 (212) - 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 (72) - 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 (287) - 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 pčl massa amarga pel meu gust. No repetiria perň 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.

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