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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StevieT (1955) - - OCT 1, 2013
Not that flash, I’m not going to rush back to it. Quite bland and watery, drink it really cold if you have to.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zlotta (3038) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2017
Sampled from tap at ’The Shakespeare’. Clear, dark brownish red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly malty and a little fruity aroma of caramel, raisins and some licorice root. Sweetish-malty, slightly bitter and a little fruity taste of caramel, raisins and licorice root, followed by a short, moderately bitter, a bit spicy and slightly dry finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, but not really my cup of tea.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Namlig (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
This beer was so disappointing. I bought it in the can, I think it is a new format for them, but no different to the bottle. Thin, acidic taste even though the can was not old at all. I could tell by the best by coding. Unbalanced and just a "beer" in my opinion. Maybe it is better locally as a real ale, that is possible. In fact I never enjoyed any in the range, the ones I could find here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coil (16) - - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark amber colour. Malt, toffee, caramel, fruits. Enjoyable bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (4403) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle: Dark brown colour, creamy head. Aroma is light malty with toffee notes, roastiness, nuts. Flavour is also mainly malty with some fruity berry notes, candies, chocolate, roasted malt.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighandLow (8) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
One of my all time favorite beers. Top 5 for sure. Awesome to drink while watching The Hobbit or something of epic proportion like the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oiolosse (124) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2017
Botella de supermercado en Clapham, Londres. Intensas maltas de caramelo dulce, especias, cereales y maltas de pan dulce. Ámbar claro, oscuro, medio, cremoso, cabeza blanquecina. Luz dulce. Más maltas dulces de grano y pan, caramelo, especias, carbonatación suave, cuerpo medio, ligeramente amargo. Decente ESB, nada demasiado complejo pero bastante sólido.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChewyBeer (362) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 7, 2017
Appearance: bright clear copper. Great fluffy off white head Aroma: earthy, light fruits Palate: medium full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation Taste: malt, slight sweetness. A little fruity. Overall: good drinking. Tasty but easy drinking

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2130) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep amber red color topped by bubbly beige head. Mild toasted malt aroma. Hints at baked bread. . Bittersweet malt flavor leans toward dried fruit and spices. Very well balanced ang flavorful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (1555) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en licht bitter met iets van karamel, chokolade, noten en rozijnen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (161) - 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.


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