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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2282   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
A very delicious bitter with a lovely creamy head and full flavored body, easy to drink, excellent with a hearty meat and potatos dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pours an amber with small tan head. Aroma is generic, almost more like a German lager (sweet maltyness). This beer has a decent flavor, but it seems watered down. Nice maltyness, almost chocolatey or toffeeish with a late nuttyness, and a balancing light hoppyness. It has something good, but it doesn’t have enough of it. Too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 500 ml Bottle - 11/10/07 Update - This time not so skunky. Very low carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malts with some spicy hops. Flavor is also roasty with a mild bitterness from the spicy hops. Much better this time. Original Rating - Poured a dark brown in color with a thin whit head. Very skunky!! Some maltiness in the flavor, but not good at all! Disappointing!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
The smell has a salty malty aroma to it. It has this somewhat dry malty flavor with an herby clover undertone to it which appears when it goes down the throat. There is a somewhat metallic cover to this beer but it lacks the sweetness one can get from a brew like Speckled Hen which seems to be of the same style. The grassiness seems to bring this one down a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Purple and brown color. Smell of malt hops, prunes and alcohol. Tastes very sour. Sour fruit, malt some hops and a rubber bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (1198) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
16.9 oz can. Pours mahogany with thin white head that left a little bit of lace. Sweet, caramel, malty, nutty flavor. Too sweet for me. Best thing about this beer is the scary ass goblin on the can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Dark brown pour. Small head that left in a hurry. Faint, Sweet aroma - maltly, fruity. Smooth malt flavor with not a whole lot to grab a hold of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2006
bottle. Red-brown with thin head. Medium body with dry, bitter finish, but rounded out with some deep flavours of fruit & chocolate. full-bodied, well-balanced, chocolate toffee malt, moderate bitterness, distinctive fruity character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pretty standard english ale. Similar to boddingtons or old speckled hen. A little thinner on the palate than expected, and a little bit metalliic overall. Decent, but not great, a bit pricy too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
On tap. With a tagline like "What’s the matter lagerboy, afraid you might taste something?" you shouldn’t make a beer like this.. So average... Seriously, what’s wrong with the guys at Wychwood? Seems to me like they’re only reaching out for the pre-adolescent, role-playing sci-fi geek segment of the market

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