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

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RATINGS: 2230   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunk_again (171) - - JUL 12, 2013
bottle 500ml.dark amber colour with medium head.aroma of bread, coffee and chocolate.taste more or less the same.


3.7
Jabic (667) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Ar: Tangy caramel and treacle; a small amount of strawberry fruit leathers; spicy tea. Ap: Deep ruby amber; clear; medium-small tan head with decent retention, leaving a crowded blotch of medium and tiny bubbles. T: Toast, caramel, and biscuit; tobacco and treacle; very mossy hop flavor with a moderately clean bitterness; black pepper and a little roast; prunes and crackers on the finish. P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation; finish is dry. O: A technically well-made English dark amber ale; assertive bitterness and hop flavor, but very malty always; fairly clean yeast character and high carbonation make the beer a tad sterile, but still it displays some classic English character.

2.6
k_gadeberg (162) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
On bottle. Pours clear red/brown. With small white foam. Notes of caramel and raisins. Well carbonated, a little watery, malty.

3.7
gunnernic (10) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 20, 2017
Lacking overall aroma, but taste is exceptional, overall a great bitter, would recommend

3.2
Tasche39 (363) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2017
Ligera en aroma y sabor, cuerpo medio y escasa espuma, algo licuada y poco compensada

2.8
Piepenhenrich (1197) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.5
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.

3.4
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.

2.7
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.

3.9
Grumbo (3844) - 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.

2.9
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.


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