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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2281   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coil (14) - - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark amber colour. Malt, toffee, caramel, fruits. Enjoyable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (4402) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oiolosse (121) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2105) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (1547) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (160) - 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 (1895) - 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.

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