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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2242   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tony_Grayne (225) - Borisov, BELARUS - DEC 8, 2016
500 ml bottle. Dark copper brownish body. 1 finger off-white head. Stays. Good lacing. Normal carbonation. Aroma: caramel, dark fruits, raisins, roasted malts, yeasty sourness, fruity hops. Flavour is toasty malts, caramel, raisins, fruity hops. Dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZxWx (37) - MEXICO - DEC 5, 2016
Aroma:floral, sweet,toast, chocolate, Appearance: dark brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, Taste: lightly bitter, toasty malt, sweet Palate:medium body, creamy, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (106) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 30, 2016
medium aroma - predominantly roasted barley, caramel, a bit of burnt sugar, dark honey, some flowers and yeasts. medium taste, pleasant and sweet: burn malt and sugar, caramel, honey, raisins, some ripe fruits, a bit of bitterness. good, simple and well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewWhatIWant (34) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
I tried this after a pilsner urquell and honestly couldn’t taste much more than malt. It poured a clear copper, with a full white head. Taste is malt and caramel with a mild spicy hoppiness. I can’t say for sure what I thought of this so I will have to review this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
u3pyg (22) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
Clear red color, poured from 500ml can. Nice aroma and taste, medium body with thick head and some lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (508) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Dark reddish color. Aroma: caramel, toffee, nuts. Taste: sweet start, caramel, bitter/sweet finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Deep copper colour. Traditional malty nutty bitter with long lasting bitterness. I really want that v9, don’t you know..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luneylane (63) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - NOV 7, 2016
A bottle with fish and chips for lunch, at ’Britshake’ in Danshui. Aroma: very fruity, plums in particular. Appearance: poured into a shaker, tremendous rocky tan head. The deepest dark brown in colour. Palate: medium-bodied, though a little thin. lightly carbonated; a long finish with sour notes well-balanced with the bitter. Taste: peppery, the alcohol makes its presence known, some iron in there too. A very respectable beverage, and an ideal drink for this occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (596) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2016
Rossa con riflessi caramello, limpida, schiuma nocciola di media persistenza. Aroma di liquirizia, nocciola e caramello meno in evidenza. Al palato sempre nocciola, liquirizia meno evidente che al naso, leggero caffč, leggero caramello, finale resinoso e tostato di nocciola accompagnato da liquirizia. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Antzrhere (99) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Bottle, From memory(s). Dark brown colour. The recipe has changed over the years, but i find the bottled version of this beer overly thin, stale and having a short lived flavour. Some middle of the road roasty flavour, toffee, malty but rather average.

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