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


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RATINGS: 2288   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.

JDsz5 (33) - - JUN 26, 2017
Aroma 6. Appearance 4. Taste 6. Palate 2. Overall 12. Roasted malts aroma. Well balanced bitter and sweet tasted, but not strong enough.

Thomas_W1 (841) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2017
Flasche 0,5l: Mahagoni, kastanienbraun, klar, kräftiger stabiler feinporiger Schaum; fruchtige und recht würzige Nase, rote/dunkle Früchte, Pflaumen, Malz, Getreide, fruchtige Bitterkeit; fruchtiger Körper, deutliche Hopfennoten, dunkle Früchte, Röstmalz, Getreide, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure; angenehmer fruchtig-bitterer Nachgang

EvNa (329) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle. Color: Dark ruby, light brown head. Taste: Smooth, mostly light roasted medium sweet malts and caramel. Hints of brown sugar ans some hopbitter hints. Typical English style ale.

mjik83 (1572) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
50cl fles via de Lidl gekregen Alcoholpercentage van 5,2% Uitgeschonken in Seef glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus licht gebrande mouten, smaak is caramel, licht chocolade, gebrande mouten, goed bittertje Conclusie: niet verkeerd dit Engelse biertje

Hrc_Cro (530) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2017
0.5l bottle. Clear dark ruby color with nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel and some hops. Taste is bitter and little sweet and sour, kinda watery.

pbright (9) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017 does not count
This is a pleasant beer: light roast and slightly smoky aroma; ruby colour with a cream head; mild bitterness with a bit of saltiness thrown in; medium body with fast disappearing bitter aftertaste

Inoven (745) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Fles gedeeld met TomHendriksen. Donkerbruin helder bier met rode gloed. Weinig schuim. Weinig aroma. Smaak van hout, koffie en gebrande mout. Nasmaak is iets bitter.

TomHendriksen (514) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Inoven op zijn verjaardag. Het is een donker bruin helder bier met weinig schuim. Het heeft een moutige wat zoete smaak.

Excalibur123 (493) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2017
Presenta ámbar oscuro a rubí con media cabeza de espuma beige de buena retención; aromas a caramelo, galleta, fruta, licor y ligero cacao; en boca entrada ligera, maltosa, con poco amargor, cuerpo y carbónico medios, notas a malta tostada y caramelo toffee, largo retrogusto con final ligeramente dulce y seco, buena y equilibrada cerveza, excelente relación calidad precio.

Rubin77 (2113) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2017
F: not big, tan, average retention. C: coppery, clear. A: malty, herbal, red fruits, apple, wet woody, nutty. T: malty, fruity, herbal, leather, caramel, medium body, medium carbonation, not as simple as it tastes on first sip, enjoyed, 0,5l bottle from Sainsbury’s Local shop, Baker street, London.

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