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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schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2006
0.5 L bottle, ’bbe’ Aug 07. Clear dark red with a coppery hue, abundant froth lacing moderately. Nose of sweet, sticky malts, aromatic hops and a hint of cinnamon. A lot of malt sweetness and some (lasting) spiciness in the taste; with a thick, smooth, almost syrupy palate.

kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Decent flavor, though the aftertaste does stick with you for quite a while. Great looking, not too bad if you are looking for a middle of the road English Ale.

brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Not fantastic, taste similar to Fuller’s ESB but not as good. Great looking beer, very little head, leaves strong aftertaste that lingers for 1/2 hour. Why is this stuff $9.99 a six pack?!?

Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2006
Can, bought at Euclid liqours Upland,ca. Abit on the watery side, expected a heavier malt flavor, decent drinker, but expected more,ok.

andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2006
nutty, mild hoppy flavor, but more of a dominance by the malts. unlike most brown ales i’m used to - the finish was not dry. it resembles a bit of a sam smith brown ale, but a thinner flavor. on the drinkability scale it scores very high, higher than most dark english ales.

eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is pretty weak with some tones of carmel malts. Flavor is some carmel and toasted notes with some slight breadiness in there. Body is watery.

chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
I’ve got to admit, the bottle and the drawing turned me off, but I’ve seen this beer around so much, I had to try it. Pours a nice deep ruby colour, big rocky head. Initial taste if full of caramel and chocolate, but I found that the more I drank of this, the less I tasted of those nice flavours. They were replaced by a nice hoppiness and a carbonation that seemed to attack the back of the throat more than the tongue (annoying?). I don’t know what the deal is, but I can taste the alcohol pretty strongly, especially for a 5.2% that isn’t swill. Nice to try, but there are other beers that I’d take over this any day. Probably won’t buy again.

SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Very Good looking color, its brown and red fused together to a make a beatiful copper like hue. Has some head, minimal, and leaves little lacing. This is a great English Ale because of its perfect carbonation, pleasing taste, and it is very easy to drink! damn I want another

Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Dark red/brown with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts and a little caramel and rye malt. Flavor of sweet malt and nuts with a little bitterness.

Enderhat (12) - portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Good pouring beer with minimal head. Nice combination of flavors and a not too bitter or overpowering after taste. I like it.

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