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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Was 5% - changed to 4.5% early 2008
Traditionally Crafted Legendary Ruby Beer.
Hobgoblin is strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
einherjar (187) - Rijeka, CROATIA - AUG 23, 2015
Dark red color, medium head. Aroma caramel, fruit and hops. Taste first sweet, caramel, full body, bitter finish. Balanced taste. More bitterness in aftertaste. One of my favorite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartholos (105) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
Tap. Dark amber colored with a creamy, tan longlasting head. The nose starts off fruity along with some toasty maltiness. Taste start mild and slightly sweet and turn more and more bitter till the finish. The fruity flavor stays but gets domanited by the bitterness at some point. The body is light to medium as is the carbonation. Very easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
On cask a t the Talbot head Rochdale nice eaasy drinker paty taste quote sweet could drink all night and be satisfied if unexcited.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (248) - - JUN 1, 2015
Aroma malty. Nice ruby appearance. Chocolate malt flavour. Bitterness good with spice touch at the end. Nice one m

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mateuszjanusz (2) - ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Ruby brown color with aroma of fruits. First taste was nice mild, bitterness slowly appears. Unfortunatelly, wouldn’t drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1870) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Pint from cask at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester. Nutty brown. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Soft aroma of medium dak malt,syrup and dark berries. Similar, but more pronounced taste. More bitterness and hops in aftertaste, buy still balanced with.sweet malt. Very quaffable!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear ruby brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits and spice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some cherry and spicy hops. Medium bodied and quite smooth, little cold though. A roasted spiciness in the finish. A standard dark ale but smooth and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (371) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours dark red with a thick white head. A fruit malt aroma. Flavor is quite similar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
On tap at Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham. Pours a ruby red in colour, with decent single finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and some earthiness. Taste is much the same with some light hoppy bitterness. A great go to beer if there’s nothing else on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nihtila (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
14.4.2014. Very dark reddish colour. Sweetish, malty nose. Palate is light, waterish, flavour is malty, dark fruits, red berries. Moderate bitter finish. Simple.


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