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

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RATINGS: 2258   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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2.8
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2005
brown/amber color with a tan head. Aroma is faint but earthy with a slight bitterness. Flavor has some roasted nuttiness with a nice medium malt body and finishes up with a clean hop bitterness. Nothing overpowering but well balanced. Easy to drink beer and the bottle looks nice too.

3
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 12, 2005
dark redish brown, light brown head. malty with a little nut in the flavor. slightly bitter, not too hoppy. very nice to find ales that are more bitter than hoppy in the states.

3.3
thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Pour is a very dark red with a white head. Aroma is hard to detect but I mostly got some dark fruit in there. Flavor is dark caramel and dark fruits with a nice peaty and earthy aftertaste. I have seen this brew for a long time w/o picking it up and now im wondering what took me so long. A very nice bitter brew.

3.3
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
Dark-ambr color with a frothy tan-colored head, caramelized malt, nutty, flower hops aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a grainy, earthy, malty character, toasted malt, toffee note, leading towards a juicy hoppy finish.

2.7
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Brown colour with a tan head. Malty, nutty aroma and a sweet light roasted dry taste. Medium body and a thin dry finish.

3
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle 500 ml: Appearance: Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma: Nutty and malty. Flavor: malty and sweet

3.1
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Nicely carbonated, and hopped. A little to strong on the bourbonesque taste though. Reminds me of liquor. Just another half-good english ale. Aroma is pretty much the same as the flavor. A nice smooth palate is the only thing that stands out. Malty bodied. with an abrupt finish.

4.2
awebster (166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Damn fine beer. Attractively dark, rich, and full body. Great flavor with a satisfying finish. I wish I could find this on tap in Knoxville, but I’ll have to be content with bottles.

3.9
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
strong and dark, the colour and the taste together, lashings of malt, not too much of a head, vanishes quickly but a very white....finishes quite bitter, not a beer to drink all of the time but pretty good once in a while

3.3
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
not a bad brew. not as bitter as the descriptions here seem to indicate.. a distinct dark, nutty flavor dances a drunken ballet with a subtle presence of carbonation. poetry.


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