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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2240   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Its dark brown in color, with a small head. I smell hops, light coffee and malt. Taste is sweet with bitterness, fruit, hops and bread. Clean finish....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (84) - 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 (24) - 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 (1047) - 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 (59) - 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 (590) - 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 caffè, 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 (96) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (163) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - NOV 2, 2016
Aroma: malt, caramel, hops. Appearance: dark red, clear with small thick foam. Taste: malt, medium hops bitterness, a bit alcohol in finish. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Opaque black with a ruby lustre and a frothy white head. Cocoa, roast, caramel, and vanilla present in the aroma. Mid bodied with an extremely smooth and silky texture. Rather tedious beer. Roast, chocolate, caramel and dried fruit are detectable, but they are rather stunted. Slight bitter roast finish. Stupendous palate, but the remainder is lacking.

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