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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2273   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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (145) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma of yeast, notes of banana, pear, nuts, cinnamon, bread. Medium bready harsh bitter. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation.modest esb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Would have first had this years ago and just never realised I hadn’t ticked it. Full bodied, somewhat sweet malty bitter. Smooth palate. Nice, hearty ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bubeer (420) - - APR 2, 2017
The Unofficial Beer of Halloween. Clean copper. Large head, average retention. Yeasty aroma, notes of banana, pear, nuts, cinnamon, cough drop and bread. Medium bready bitter. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sephyrott (54) - - APR 1, 2017
0.5L from bottle. Dark amber beer, medium carbonation. Slightly fruity, easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (725) - 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 (834) - 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 (23) - - 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 (39) - 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 (171) - 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 giŕ 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 (331) - 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.

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