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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2260   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madlizzie (12) - - JAN 2, 2007
This beer is spot on! It pours a dark ruddy/cloudy copper colour and has a finger and a half or so of head which disippates quickly. Grassy, earthy hop aroma...This beer is loaded with english hops (Challenger, maybe FUGGLES??) which marries nicely with caramelly, toffee flavored malts. I believe I can taste a hint of complex Maris Otter malts. This brewer knew what he was up to - this beer is extremely well balanced. Overall taste is wonderful in this medium bodied, low to moderately carbonated, smooth drinking beer. This beer would pair wonderfully with an array of fine foods - or just by itself. Brewed with the spring water drawn from the headsprings of the Otter River, this beer has become a regular in my portfolio.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mandrilo00 (23) - CROATIA - FEB 18, 2017
Dambed goood.............................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (530) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2017
Almost clear dark amber color with big thick brown head, shame it fades too fast. Creamy malt aroma with hops and some dried fruit notes. Taste is sweet and dry with some light bitterness. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simontomlinson (152) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Frothy sandy coloured head stayed on a dark oak coloured still body. Medium body. Creamy on the palate. Cloying. Malt, plum & demerara sugar aroma. Dark fruit, malt, sugar & grape with hint of smoke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
thejackpacker (211) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Can from Sainsburys. This beer is so much better than I found from the can, just found it deeply unpleasant. Confirms my long held suspicion of canned ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (3148) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2017
Clear dark amber, small beige head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Bitter and malty flavour, sweet caramely notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
klukas (206) - Rijeka, CROATIA - FEB 1, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a English pint glass. Appearance: Deep red colour, with medium creamy head. Aroma: Gentle malt, caramel Palate: Light body, watery; gentle carbonation. Taste: Roasted malt, dark fruits (black currant), dark chocolate, bitter Overall impression: Drinkable, enjoyable, fresh, very interesting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
schavuitje (176) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
I see a strong photochromic foam layer on a copper red body in the nose light tones of caramel brown sugar toast and plum I taste a little layer of toffee caramel and plum away some nutty a pleasant ESB

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlutonowyMan (636) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Barwa rubinowa, ciemna, piana be?owa, wysoka i trwa?a, pozostawia mnóstwo zdobie?. Aromat ma?o intensywny, jest troch? ciemnych s?odów daj?cych delikatnie czekoladowe i kawowe akcenty, jest odrobina rodzynek. Smak to ponownie troch? ciemnych s?odów i odrobina rodzynek. Goryczka raczej niska chmielowa i krótka. Hobgoblin’owi brakuje troch? cia?a, nasycenie ?rednie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBlessing (1073) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
Schöne rotbraune Farbe schaum englisch, Geruch alkoholisch malzig leicht süß, im Geschmack malzig karamell süße von überreifer Banane leichte röstaromen zwischendurch etwas wässrig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1985) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
0,5l Flasche. Kräftig dunkel glänzendes rotes Bier mit hellem flüchtigem Schaum. Es riecht überraschend stark nach Alkohol. Rum, Holz und Malz. Angenehm reduzierte Kohlensäure. Im Geschmack bitteres Malz, Rum. Im Abgang Schokolade.

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