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


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RATINGS: 2269   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium tulip. A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is not only healthy looking at 2 fingers high, but also pretty dense in its texture. It fades away deliberately, leaving some lacing in the glass. S: Honestly, I’m not picking much up here. A faint fruity character offset by a touch of chocolate, and neither qualities become any more assertive when warmed up sufficiently. Not a bad aroma, I suppose, just nowhere near as strong as it should be. T: Again, it’s not BAD, just overly mild. The flavor seems to pick up slightly on the finish and aftertaste, with faint caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Maybe there’s a touch of mineral character here and there. Come to think of it, that’s the dominant note - mineral water. Yeah. It’s watery. Boo. M: At first, it starts off too dense and rich for its lack of flavor, but manages to dry out nicely after the swallow. It’s not as easily downable as this should be; that doesn’t make in undrinkable, though. Carbonation is appropriately low. O: I mean, it’s not a horrible brew by any means...it’s just ridiculously mild to the point of total boredom. I can appreciate a good ESB when I come across it (Fuller’s ESB), but among the endless pile of ESBs that are mediocre or worse in my opinion (namely, just about all of them), this one is in the ’worse’ category. Unless you really like ESBs, get something else instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (710) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2017
Dark brown color, big beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, herbs, toffee. Sweet lightly dry taste with light bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation, creamy texture. Nice simple ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (819) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2017
Ganske god engelsk bitter. Tilpas med bitterhed i smagen. God fylde. Flot farve og skum

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
osadchiuskas (21) - - MAR 11, 2017
0.5l bottle. Dark amber beer with medium top and medium carbonation. Slight caramel and fruity taste. Nice one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lazucarpcarpatingsMeister7 (36) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - MAR 6, 2017
Tamno crvena boja izgleda impresivno. Ali arome su izostale. Iz čaše je dopirao miris kartonskih kutija. Tijelo baš kao i boja - jako moćno. Gorčina snažna. Akohol se previše osjetio. Kao da pijem onu podmornicu u koju smo znali ubaciti čašicu rakije ili nečeg obojenog u pivo. Još jedan dokaz da su Amerikanci 100% u pravu kada potenciraju svježinu kod piva sa jakim sadržajem hmelja. Ovo pivo do 3 mjeseca starosti sigurno bi dalo bogatije arome i drugačiji utisak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Oracolo78 (158) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Birra dal color rubino. Schiuma bianca con venature rosse, fine e persistenze. All’olfatto, cioccolato, caramello e malto tostato. Al palato mediamente corposa con note già riproposte all’olfatto. Nel finale rimane lievemente amara. Birra particolare ma niente di eclatante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maits (267) - ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2017
Dark redbrown amber beer pours very little white head. Aroma is malty and sour fruits. Taste is mild sweet, sour malt. Aftertaste slightly bitter. QUite low carbonation. Descent ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwaKe (284) - Laval, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
En bouteille. Couleur ruby, limpide, fine mousse beige. Arôme de toast, caramel, un peu de fruits. Goût de bière anglaise assez caractéristique. Palais modéré, toast, biscuit, caramel, torréfaction. Légèrement fruité, datte, prune. C’est pas trop prononcé en alcool, ni trop lourd. Très agréable à boire, belle amertume résiduel. J’en boirais d’autres!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
googleimage83 (128) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
Dark brown pour, red hue when held in light. Fizzy head, nice retention. Aroma is very sweet; figgy malt, toffee, brown sugar - prominent port wine character that really elevates this. Unfortunately the taste isn’t up to the same level - nutty profile; sugar, cherry, fig, at the start. Boozy, dry and a bit astringent in the finish. There’s complexity there, unfortunately a few of the layers aren’t all that pleasant. Overall, there are enough positive qualities to recommend once or twice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (1703) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2017
Fin humlet, men nu mest smag fra malten der næsten er noget brød over det som i tyske øl.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mandrilo00 (43) - CROATIA - FEB 18, 2017
Dambed goood.............................................

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