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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Dark in color with no head. No lacing, roasted aroma. Hoppy, but dark. Not much aftertaste. Nothing to special. Average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Very good ale, however, not nearly as bitter as some of the ESBís iíve tasted. Tasted of dry roasted malts with hints on caramel and chocolate and some mild fruity notes. Pleasant aroma, thick creamy head. Gotta love that label too! Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6858) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Had this at a tasting. Cool looking bottle and great looking beer. This beer was good! Sweet and creamy. Plenty of malt. It should be rated higher than a 55%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Poured a very appealing watery looking medium brown with copper hues with a whispy sharp white head. Malty aroma with a unique slight hop aroma. Initial flavor was quite enjoyable, dry malt with chocolate and caramel notes. Clean, dry finish. Not very bitter, I guess the level of malt qualifies it for an ESB. More like a light porter than an ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23774) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Malty fruity caramel aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Malty fruity finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (488) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours brown and clear with a creamy head and light carbonation. Smells earth and rooty with hints of banana. Malt dominants up front with hop dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
500 mL brown bottle. Chestnut brown with very little head. Aroma of stewed prunes and maybe a hint of something spicy .(cinnamon?) Taste is sweet, with a bit of brown sugar. There are other flavours there as well, but are too muted by the sweetness for me to be able to pinpoint. A touch of bitterness in the finish, reminds me of apple cider. Overall, I do like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Love the color of this reddish-brown ale. Sweet malty aroma with just a touch of hops. This beer has one of the most unique carbonations I have ever experienced. It can sometimes take a little getting used to, but I have never had a bad experience with it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours with a brown body that sports a reddish tint and a thick light brown head. Aroma is malt and alcohol with some hops thrown in and the flavor is similar. This beer has some nice bitter notes but is a bit watery for my taste. Overall, I like the label design, the name, and the brewery so yes, Iíd buy more if it were on sale but I wouldnít go out of my way for this funky ale. PS: It did grow on me a bit once the buzz kicked in and my taste buds submited to the experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Sweet, fruity aroma with a nice amber color. Interesting flavor although not overly complex, nice finish. An enjoyable Ale for the occassional something different, but overall a touch bland and not too exciting. This is supposed to be an ESB? If so, not at all true to others Iíve had.

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