Brewed by Wychwood (Marstonís)
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle 29/06/2003 Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present and some sour fruit aroma. Slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
I truly love this beer. I like especially the fact that it comes in a larger bottle. Pours a nice dark cherry brown and dispite the slight bitter edge it is quite smooth. Nice caramel and chocolate malt smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Pours a hazy brown, nice white head. Kind thin and watery, with a nutty brown ale like taste but watered down, not much else pretty weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Clear dark brown body with light carbonation forming a thin slick of white foam. Caramel/chocolate mousse with light cherry fruit and nuts. Nice flavor that begins with roast and brown, smoky malt leading to spruc/stem hops and a dry woodiness. Not a bad beer, it would be neat to try a live sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB Oct 21 2006 ]
A mostly diminushing small fizzy off-white head that tops up a clear light mahogany body. Moderate lacing. No particules. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being light cookie and nuts (there are traces of red fruits too!) while hops are very faint grass. Yeast character is light Also, there are faint notes of saltyness and butter/toffee. Initial flavor is medium sweet while development is lighty bitter (but still salty and sweet.. odd). Finish is short . Light body... watery texture... Soft carbonation...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Pours dark nut brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth that slowly reduces to a nice, full lace. Aroma of slightly roasted malt and tree bark. Medium nectar w/ ample, creamy residual effers. Dry and bitter w/ roasted malts. Flavors of tree bark, roasted coffee bean, leather, slight bitter bakers cocoa. The finish has a stern roasted bittering. Drinks better as it warms. Says wychwood on the bottle. Maybe thats the kind of wood I taste, Wychwood...baugh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Brownish colour with a light brown creamy head. Bitter sweet taste. Bitter finish. lasting taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simbasa (13) - watsonville, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
i love this beer. light clean and crisp. not sweet and not bitter. perfect. i live in california and the wychwood i get here is superb. itís easy to drink, great flavor and absolutey no bitter or sweet finish. chocolate/toffee flavor. medium carbonation. iím amazed this is not rated higher. it sell out real quick here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gladstone (23) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2006
Good beer. Nice colour. Dark brown. Some coffee, caramel, and bitterness taste. Not bad, not fantastic, but fairly decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2006
The bottle poured a crystal clear mahogany beverage with a medium sized off-white head that was mostly diminishing and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was predominantly toasted malt with a hint of noble hops in the background along with a sweet hint of bubble gum. This one had a medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly watery texture. The flavor started off slightly sweet showing off the malt character and then the average length finish was lightly bitter as you would expect from a "bitter".

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