Product Type: Wychwood Beer
Newest Review: ... around lousy cheap lager that somehow always seemed to turn up at the teenage parties I ended up at. Hobgoblin wasn't going to have any of ... more
whats the matter larger boy, afraid you might taste something?
Member Name: 4pintfoss
Advantages: nice taste, strong, British
Disadvantages: quite expensive, gives a nasty hangover
I've been drinking hobgoblin for just under 5 years now. I have had it from draught, bottle and can. Draught is by far superior, followed by the bottle and then the canned.
Bottled and canned hobgoblin is 5.2%, whereas draught is 4.5% (it was 5% previously, but it was changed to 4.5% as apparently it sells better).
At my local pub, a pint of draught costs £2.60, which is quite expensive, but I think that it's worth it as it's a quality British product. Bottles are about £1.50 from Sainsbury's but if you buy multipacks you can get a better deal.
At first glance freshly poured draught hobgoblin may be mistaken for Guinness. It has a deep crimson colour when held up to the light. It has a bold, refreshing malty flavour which reminds me of chocolate and toffee. The taste is quite hard to describe as it is quite unique, but it is certainly a pleasant taste that will leave you wanting more.
The symbol for hobgoblin beer is - would you believe it - a hobgoblin. Its one of the most attractive beer labels I have ever seen.
Supporting British products is important now more than ever. In times of hardship we need to support our local businesses, and what could be more British than hobgoblin!
Summary: a loverly, pleasant beer which will leave you wanting more