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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2273   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2006
draft: poured dark brown with a small off white head. small notes of fennel and malty sweetness. medium body feel with stonch carbonation and a decent malt flavor with slight bittering characters throuout. better then i thought it would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Poured a brown color with a decent initial head that laced ok. Aroma was roasted malts. Flavor was roasted malts, some dry fruits, butter, and metallic flavors. The latter two were somewhat detracting and added to a light astringent bitterness to the beer. Alcohol was a non-factor. Mouthfeel was acidic and carbonated with a moderate body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2006
16 oz can - Dark amber / copper pour with a tan head that drops and gets patchy. Aroma has toasty malts - grainy with some caramel with a hint of spice. Medium bodied and very smooth, carbonation is very soft and light. Taste has caramel, but it more on the dry side rather than rich. Spicy hops are on the finish. There are traces of chocolate intermixed as well. Very enjoyable and easy drinking. It could be a session beer if it wasn’t so expensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Golden brown amber. Strong alcohol flavor and aroma. Banana, cherry, other general fruityness. Very malty. Not very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Big rocky head with thin sticky lacing. Light reddish orange color. Smells of dark berries. There’s a hint of sugar in the nose that I would get occasionally. Slightly bitter malty taste with hints of chocolate and toffee. Good creamy mouthfeel with a smooth creamy palate that sticks around enjoyably. I’ll have this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget". Dark brow color, tan head. A bit wiener or bayern malt scent and taste. Medium body, rather low bitterness. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle 43F Pint Glass. Malty aromas, citrus notes maybe lemonbars, very nice and approachable. A ruby-Amber apperance with a light tan head of verying bubble makeup, decent lacing. Taste is of a banana split, fruity, with mild chocolate notes that finish slightly bitter with a touch of roasted almonds.. A touch of roasted malts. Mouthfeel is very light, slight carbonation, a bit watery. A bit of a disappointment after the great nose and head on it, I wish it was a bit bigger, not a bad ESB but not a great one either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 31, 2006
Pours a dark brown, with a creamy coloured head, which faded quickly. Very malty aroma, some winter fruits. Taste is a little bitter, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy, flat and thick. Nice drinker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle Tesco Bicetser 29-05-06. Dark brown coloured beer that had a small off white head, slight detection of fruits and malt in aroma, taste is a bit too sweet and plain have they tampered with the recipe? I always recall that it tasted better than this. Fine enough but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7574) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
Bouteille claire de 500 ml achetée à l’ANB de Caraquet (N-B) lors d’un séjour dans la péninsule acadienne. Arôme: Odeur de céréales rôties et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales rôties. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’une légère amertume en arrière goût. (Ratin #495)

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