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

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RATINGS: 2257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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3.9
StueyD (1586) - 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).

3.3
oldrtybastrd (5228) - 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.

2.4
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.

3
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.

2.5
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.

3.3
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.

3
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.

3.9
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.

2.9
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.

3.3
DavidP (1747) - 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.


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