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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2006
500ml bottle poured a clearbrown with a small but lasting amber head. Aromas of grain, carmel, toffee and a hint of cherries. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, toffee and a bit of fruittiness with a crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Beautiful dark cherry body, with a minimal tan head that diminishes quickly. Malts, cherry, some yeast are all evident in the aroma. Good caramel malts with some light hops in the body, carbonation is noticable though not overwelming. Sweet ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle on 09/03/2010. Clear dark copper body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big sugary aroma with caramel and faint fruit. Sweet caramel flavor, lots of sugar with some fruity notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 03/28/2006 - Clear brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet caramel malts and light bitterness. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 From 25 oz. bottle into pint glass. Good head, pleasant aroma, though hard to describe. Just the right amount of bitterness, very tasty and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
A dark, chocolate brown beer with a thickish white head. A strong syrupy sweet malty nose, with elements of citrus hoppiness. The taste is again strong on the sweet malty aspect, the finish is a little dry in comparison, with the hint of hops. (Bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of burnt caramel, hint of chocolate, and some nut?. Flavor has a nice lightly sweet malt start, with some caramel, and a touch of smoke.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Poured from a 1pint 0.9 ounce bottle this Hobgoblin is an absolutely clear reddish brown with a quarter inch white head. The carbonation seems to be medium. The aroma is almost non existent, but there a few malt notes to be found. The flavor is about the same. There is just not much there. The finish is clean and quick. A good session beer, but.... Now hold on! I had 2 bottles of this and the 2nd one poured out kind of skunky. I could smell it during the pour. I guess this is not a big surprise for a beer packaged up in a clear bottle. Oh, ick, it even tastes skunky. I guess this is where the overall category comes in. As far as being consistent this brew ain’t making it overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours amber color with thin brownish head. Skunky aroma. Kind of bitter. Taste of chocolate. Bottle from LCBO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
Keg @ Mest, Stockholm
Served freezing cold with plenty of carbon dioxide. And I mean plenty! A slight bottled UK-beer taste, bit sharp with toffee and a spicy aftertaste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Faint caramel malt nose. Nice dark brown-amber color, but the head is thin/flat to non-existent. Lovely rich sweet maltiness that fades to a non-unpleasant dryness. Seems even a little tangy 30 seconds later. Not overly impressive, but this pint went down very pleasantly.

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