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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2005   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
big fan, love the almost chocolate after touch, good color and pour, good on the down slope, taste may linger a bit but over all good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (18) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Amber-red colour, medium head, nice lacing. Aroma- dominating dark burnt bread, cereals, hay and plum. In contrary tastes refreshing, a bit sour, fruity, low-medium hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (122) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper, medium beige head. Aroma roast malt, chocolate. Surprisingly light body. Taste bread, some fruits. Very nicely balanced overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a dark deep brown with light head. Aroma is woodsy , toasted malts, caramel, and some nutty undertones. Somewhat bitter, earthy, floral. The malt is creamy and good, with full on caramel, and some yeast in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2432) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
8/19/2010. From bottle. Copper color with malty aromas. Flavors are malt, caramel, citrus and light hops. OK but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Namespayne (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
11.2 oz bottle into pint glass: loose foamy head, reduces quickly down to half a finger. A semi-sweet fruity aroma with a hint of citrus. Very sweet and quite hoppy. The malty finish has lasting power; I don’t go for this kind of beer usually but I could session this if there was a keg on hand. Pleasant. 3.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valgreen (711) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle @ Karup. Clear amber, medium thin white head, some lacing. Aroma and taste, dominated by malt, caramel, light hop notes. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (39) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
Herrliche Erscheinung im Glas, schöner brauner Körper, kräftiger Schaum, der aber schnell zusammenbricht. Ordentlich malzig mit leichter Süße im Nachgeschmack. Passt gut zu Pizza. Sehr angenehm zu trinken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (663) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours a brown color, rather light, topped with a fairly decent beige colored head. There is a mild roasty aroma, some nice caramel and chocolate are there too. The taste is slightly sweet and roasty, followed by nice caramel, coming together with a light bitterness. Very enjoyable and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rostosto (22) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Not bad, caramel and a bit thin, hops at the end but not shining. Nothing too exciting but refreshing enough, sippable and worth trying it out. Its a staple beer that won’t be frequenting my fridge too often. There’s better examples around. Should be fruitier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (878) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep amber color , medium off-white head. Aroma of bread , caramel malt and earthy hop. Caramel and bread dominate in taste . Moderate bitterness , bittersweet aftertaste.

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