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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silencio305 (34) - Miami, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2010
caramel, coffee, toast, roasty, brown, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask @ The Wise Monkey. Grassy aroma. Medium brown colour with thin head. Dark chocolate & mixed fruit flavour. Smooth on palate. Nice artwork.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Cask Deep cola body. Nutty malt nose, mild roastiness. Medium-full body, chewy texture. Toffee and nutty malts on the body, lingering charred roastiness on finish with good bitterness. Nice dark, dry bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured from bottle (500ml). Aroma of burnt toffee and raisin. Red mahogany, large bubbles in tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa, dried fruit, veggies and banana in flavor. Just a bit watery feel. Slight coffee-ish bitterness noticed about halfway through. Improves as it warms. Quite a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Ruby red in color. Taste is fruitiful and the smell is kind of alocholish. Good not to overwellming/ long lasting flavor. spice, fruit. matls. Good overall.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardW (1451) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Cask, Crown, Carlisle. Has suffered from an ABV reduction, still a reasonably bodied beer, this had a slightly varnish-like taste, which overpowered the beer generally. Ripe fruit aroma, little aftertaste or mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
On tap @ Beiaard, Amsterdam.Pours amber with a small white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet, floral, wood and spices, ends hoppy bitter. Smooth mouthfell.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2009
On Cask at Coco’s Outback, Amsterdam. Nice amber body with medium head. Malty and fruity nose. Sweet and spicy taste with fruits and malts. Really punchy and went down well watching Barcalona beat United. Bitter in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Clear amber pour with some ring of near white head. Warm, sweet floral, apricot nose. Flavor is cheesy, woody, and floral. Dry finish. Very interesting and unlike the bottled version. But I didn’t really care for it all that much.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Cask @ Abbey Brewing Company. Pours whisky brown with minimal off white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Tart fruit flavor with a dry finish Medium body with soft carbonation.


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