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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Filtered.
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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dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Why in this day and age are brewers still botteling beer in clear glass?? I wonder how much the flavor is impacted by the damaging UV rays while this sits on store shelves. Poured a dark amber with an average size off white head. Light malty flavor that was slightly sweet and a little bit skunkiness also. Finsih was slightly bitter. This beer reminded me a lot of Newcastle Brown Ale. For the money I would just get the NBA instead.

BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
[Tasted in 2003.]

Surprisingly good beer, which can be enjoyed for several hours. A few negative rumours from the neighbor made some nonexisting hopes for this beer, but the test showed something else. Bitterness in the ESB-way combined with some freshness makes this beer quite well.

Dannny (3) - ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
bottle, medium-dark amber, thought i must say i was surprised at the tiny head. Very nice malty aroma with a nice tang. mildly hoppy with a nice fruity twine.

jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle: Medium amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is typical malt and hops, sweeter than hoppy. Taste is more malty than I like in an ESB, but still had some floral and fruity hops. Not bad, but needs more hops.

nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008
The Hobgoblin pours to a deep, "burnt" amber color. Minimal head. On the nose, there’s quite a bit of malty toffee flavor with hints of what might be closest to dark chocolate.
On the palate, Hobgoblin has a smooth brown ale flavor. It’s full without overpowering. While it’s a darker beer, it’s pleasingly light on the finish -- definitely make me want to enjoy another -- and leaves a slight lingering note of hobs. Nothing terribly complex going on and certainly could be enjoyed as a session beer if, that is, your budget allows.

themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2007
A Very enjoyable ESB. Pours golden-red brown with wispy head, moreso from the can. Very light roasty toasty with appropriate hop character. Nice, sweet finish.

thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Pours amber-brown, with a diminishing head. Aroma is nice and malty. A nice little floral flavor from the hops. Finish is dry and nutty. Very nice bitter. - Rerate - This seems much less impressive when I’m less drunk.

jainsv (113) - USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours with a Dark Amber-Red color with a medium frothy head. The aroma is strong of sweetness and malt. Tastes sweet at first and then immediately becomes bitter with a fruity/hoppy aftertaste. Relatively good bitter.

Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
500 ml. Bottle that came with an official Hobgoblin english pint glass in a special canister set. The pour is a dark amber, medium bodied with a very thick and porous light creme-colored head. The nose is a sweet honey with an earthy malty aroma. The taste starts with a quick hint of sweetness, with an earthy and smokey mid that ends in a slightly hopped up finish that leaves the mouth slightly dry. The mouthfeel is slightly more fizzy than expected, but no horrible astringency. A decent bitter.

animal8788 (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Red in color with off-white head. Strong hoppy smell. Does not taste as strong as it smells. It has a malty taste, and a little resinous. It tastes more alcoholic than its 5.2%. The aftertaste does not last long at all.

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