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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2252   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2005
A fairly strong beer that has a chocolaty colour as well as aftertaste. Head stays a long time and looks real good. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 11, 2005
NOt really my type. It was dark, and with an ale colour, like the New Castle one. BUt it was too hopy, unnacesary, perhaps. Almost no foam, and tiring too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
well i was expecting a bit more from this. even for a bitter the taste was rather plain. Can’t really describe this, except that it is excedingly plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours medium amber/brown with a big, thick off white creamy head. Head stays around for a while too, real pretty. Aroma slightly bitter, malty, with apples. Bitter smell, like a red delicious apple. First taste is light, apples, caramel, tasty malt, maybe hazelnut. Light bitterness on the back of the tongue, increases as flavor disappears. Feels a bit on the thin side, but the maltiness on the tongue makes it feel a bit creamy at the same time. Like 2 percent milk. Aftertaste leaves you a ghost of hops on the back of the throat and tongue, but disappears, finishing clean. All that being said, there is a little metallic hint in every part: aroma, flavor, finish. Not unpleasant, but noticeable. Still a pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2005
A deep red color with very little head. Very little taste jumps out at me. This is very suprising. There is a little of an alcohol nip, but not to the point where it is detrimental. Another rater mentioned a metallic hint and I agree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
I’ve tried this on several occasions, most recently on tap, and I will not be influenced by my initial, horrible experience with an infected bottle in 2004.

Served as an amberish/red/brown with a small head that laced all the way down the glass. Nutty, malted aroma which dictated the course of events for the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malt-lean... mostly sweet and nutty with just a hint of metallica at the finish. Thinner than I’d have liked, but not too shabby.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
12oz. bottle. Dark translucent red brown, thin film of light tan head. Caramel and earthen malt in the aroma. Slightly sweet and caramel maltiness in the flavor, tinges of muted herbal hops. Finish has slight residual sweetness and a chalky presence. Mouthfeel is light, slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Amber coloured with a beige head. Caramel in both aroma and flavour and some slightly sweet, perfumy notes. Lovely, nutty ale. 020101

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with beerandblues2 - Thanks Brad! - Pours brown with a short offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and some nuts. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, roasted and toasty notes too. Palate is medium bodied and fairly smooth to drink. Not many hops to be found in this though. Easy drinker but nothing great here. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4369) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Roasted and hoppy aroma. Medium beige short lasting head. Dark ruby colour. Flavour of of roasted malts and some fruitiness. Slightly bitter medium lasting finish.

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