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

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RATINGS: 2262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
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.

3.5
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.

3
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.

2.9
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.

3.4
SudsMcDuff (8552) - .....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

3.4
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.

3.4
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.

2.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Draft at the Dog and Pony. Pours a medium, fairly clear brown with a bit of bubbly off-white head. Neutral nose, and neutral palate. Light body, though not watery, and very little carb. Even speaking as as a parochial American with tastes that run to the thick and raw by the standards of the English palate, this is a very mild and undistinguished beer. Not in any hurry to sample this one again.

2.9
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
On tap at the Dog and Pony in Renton. Probably shouldn’t have tried this beer after an RIS and an IIPA. but it just tasted like nothing in particular, but with a dry finish. Probably need to re-rate some time soon.

3
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
Dark brown with no head. Mild hoppy scent, some chocolate, quite a bit of sugar. Smooth but obviously carbonated. Quite bitter. In the mouth, there is a hoppiness there but not much else.


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