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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2273   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle: poured a deep coppery brown colour with a thick beige head which fell back leaving a still but glossily attractive pint. Sweet malty aroma, and a rounded malt taste, the hops are not intrusive, and the finish sweet but strong.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (2000) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 Amber coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma is dried fruit. Flavor is malt with some dried fruit notes. Medium palate. Easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle: Dark amber with little white head. Roasted malts - caramel - little sweetness & easy hops. Not very filling. Dry easy bitter finish. Not the worst beer in its category! However average!

2.2
   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.

3
   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 ESB’s i’ve 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (7180) - 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%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8075) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25572) - Malmö, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (495) - 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.

3.5
   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.


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