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

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RATINGS: 2189   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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ohad's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ohad (16) - - DEC 22, 2007
50cl bottle. very nice packaging. deep amber color, ugly yellow small head. medium carbonation. smell and flavor of nutty light roasted malts and quite yeasty. surprisingly simple and shallow. reminds me of basic brown home brew. good texture. very disappointing, since the branding is just to my likings and hints to a much more complex beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (238) - - 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 (312) - 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 (881) - 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 (464) - 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 (3210) - 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 (148) - 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 (78) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dxbrad (41) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Dark reddish brown ale, slightly sour flavour and aroma, flavours of bonfire toffee, caramel, burnt toast. For me it has more about it than the cask variation which i find bland. Dry finish and quite strong on the alcohol front.


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