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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2227   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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foolberry's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 26, 2013
Dreadful branding and bottle design. But it’s ubiquitous and I think this is because shopkeeper’s think that real ale drinkers and goblins are a good match and maybe even the same thing. I once got hammered on this stuff with the builder that lived next door, and to this day I’ve never had it since. Anyway - aroma is dark and leathery malt, book lined shelves. Taste a little thin at first and the rich and quite satisfying - good balance of bitter and sweet. Finish not bad. Marked down for appearance as the head quickly dissipates and you are just looking at a dark flat liquid in a glass. Overall - not bad. Not exactly complex. There are better beers of the type but I won’t look down my nose at it any more.

Tasche39 (363) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2017
Ligera en aroma y sabor, cuerpo medio y escasa espuma, algo licuada y poco compensada

Piepenhenrich (1171) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

Almogabar (72) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), SPAIN - OCT 2, 2017
Botella de 50 cl adquirida en Lidl. Color rojo oscuro, espuma beige moderada. Aromas a caramelo, maltas y frutos secos. Sabor equilibrado, amargor ligero, notas de torrefactos, café, chocolates. Algo cítrico por el lúpulo utilizado. Buena cerveza tostada.

Firelancer (3) - - SEP 26, 2017 does not count
Aroma:coffee, chocolate, leaves, fruty. Apperance:black, red with a 3 fingers head. Medium bitterness and the after taste is great. Good drinkability. Palate: creamy, lively.

Zilb (357) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2017
9 mois avant DLC. Offerte par Pills et Vivi. Ambrée foncée limite brune à belle mousse bonne tenue et carbo moyenne. Arôme malts grillés et caramel. En bouche, tout sur les malts grillés. Amertume sèche un poil résineuse. Bonne longueur en bouche.

Grumbo (3754) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from my local Tesco. Poured dark ruby brown with a nice sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, toasting, nut, fruit cake and a touch of chocolate. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. First rating of the bottled version despite having it a number of times over previous years - first time for a while now and it is still a decent brew.

hens (762) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2017
0.5L bottle. Clear dark brown color with small beige top. Roasted bread, caramel aroma. Sweet bread, raisin, light apple taste. Sweet caramel candy mouthfeel. Light bitter end.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (199) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 23, 2017
legendary british ruby beer; a dark yet direct brew with a lovely malt base and warming mild bite, much more so than it’s casked counterpart. another go-to british brew.

dimeon (363) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 20, 2017
A: Dark mahogany, with a medium, off-white head N: Dark fruits, bitterness T: Great dark fruits and complex bitterness M: Full O: Very tasty

Tangaroa (14) - - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Pours dark red to reddish brown with a light brown tinge to the head. Maintains a thin head. Nutty /roasted malt aroma. A bitter/earthy taste with caramel and toffee flavours. Overall a decent tasting beer.

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