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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
Draught in The Sussex, Hove - 23/10/10. Fairly bland beer. Quite dark with some caramel in there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2010
Draught @ Hobgoblin, London: Had this one a while ago. Dark orange to amber color with a small off white airy head, disappears quick. Smell malts, caramel, hops, spices, sugar and a hint of vanilla. Taste is bit dull: malts, caramel, grass, hints of fruit, hops and sweets. Slight bittersweet aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2010
Ruby-brown with a thin beige head, fruity malty nose, notes of port and liquorice on the palate, a little roast malt, roast-bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3966) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2010
Cask @ 3 Craws. Amber colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, toffee, fruity. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, light toastiness. Slight bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7953) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper red with a dense cream foam. Aromas are molasses and cream with stewed apple. Some hints of berry with a light roast character. Flavours are sweet malts - caramel and toffee with some juicy fruit. Earthy hops on the finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1821) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Hazelnut colour, creamy head. malty flavour. Pretty standard but good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burrowsp (2) - WALES - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
One of our favourite ales and breweries, Goliath is smoother though less potent and king goblin is awesome

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Purchased a pint for $6.25 at The Pub in the Pembroke Gardens mall in South Florida. Very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12425) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Cask@Lamplighter, St Helier, Jersey
Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has toffee and some toasted sugars. Light, almost watery palate. Low carbonation. Light toffee sweetness. Light leafy hoppy finish, otherwise quite low bitterness. Bland, with Indian food ok?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2010
On tap at the Moon & Six in Perth AU. Dark brown with a light long lasting head. Lovely malty flavours, slightly bitter finish. This was a really tasty pint. Well worth the visit.


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