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

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RATINGS: 2240   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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3.7
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours a dark coppery brown, slightly hazy. Head is slim. Smells of yeast, tin, banana, dark sugars. Flavor is nice and mellow, mostly sweet character with some spice and slight alcohol zing. Finish is drier, with some pleasant hop flavor lingering. Overall, mild and enjoyable. Thumbs up.

3.5
islay (2996) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Aroma of dark malts, including chocolate and raisin notes and lemon sourness. Pours a clear brown with a red hue, moderate amount of beige head, and thick legs. Very sweet, malty flavor. Roasted malt and cherry tastes. Sweeter than I prefer. Bitter and sour hops noticeable in the finish, but only barely. Full-bodied and smooth in the palate. Unique, bourbon-like texture. This is an interesting and unusual beer. It’s not great, but it’s well worth trying. To me, it tastes and appears more like a brown ale than a bitter.

3.6
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Dark amber with roasty malts aroma. Balanced hops & malts with hints of black berries. Farily smooth front to finish with a nice body.

3.6
loslava (9) - Hope Mills, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2007 does not count
Deep amber/brown color. Short bubbly head. Slightly bittern with a little tickle from carbonization, went down smooth.

2.6
omhper (25713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2007
Bottled. Clear nut brown, small head. Aroma of plums and roasty malt. Sweet, medium bodied, clean mouthfeel Some hay-like hops mixes with fruits. Straightforward bready malt character, medium bitterness. Solid, but not fun. The other half of my pint appears to work tremendously well in the soup I’m cooking though....

3.1
jb (3405) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Tea colored, tan thick head, min. lacing. Brown sugar, dough aroma. Nicely balanced palate though a little thin. Hops, sweet malty palate.

2.6
Wharfrat (27) - Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2007
This is my first try of this beer from a can. The bottled version is much better. I thought that maybe the can would have a nitro in it, but it did not. Poured out with no head, just a creamy bubble ring around the glass. The aroma is of English noble hops and sweet caramel malts, with raisins too. The flavor is far sweeter than I remember from the bottles I have had before. Maybe too sweet. I will drink just one at a time. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, with almost no carbonation. Next time I will buy the bottle.

3.6
TheDog (587) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2007
One of mine "all-time favourites". Nice and smooth and great overall. Sweet, roasty, smooth, bitter and very tasty brew.

3.9
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2007
On draft in Asheville. Pours a deep brown with slight head. Malty dark aroma with dark fruit. The flavor follows the nose with a slight chocolate and refreshing bitterness. I really do like this beer.

3.5
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
[Bottle, February 2007] Pours deep brown/orange. Small fleeting head. Aroma is not very bold but roasty. Flavor is roasty with berries. Gets a decent score because it is quite drinkable.


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