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

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2011
had this in an amazing ceramic hobgoblin mug (my favorite in my collection) and it is a very good beer. hits the style on the head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3080) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2011
Cask at "Bridge", Heathrow Terminal 4. Clear mahogany with a creamy light brown head that stays as a thich film that lasts and leaves excellent lacing. Dried fruits, apricot jam, tobacco and toffee malt notes abundantly present on the nose. Malty and toffee sweet, elegantly balanced against hoppy bitterness and a hint of acidity. Smooth to drink and flatish. Medium bodied and finishes dry. I love this stuff!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1654) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Cask.Firebug, Leicester. Basically this is absolute crap. Toffee, malt, hop background, biscuit, fruit, roastiness. Thin tan head, dark brown bod. Bittersweet. Pretty sweet finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muldul (5) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011 does not count
Not always my favourite option, but it is a great beer to fall back on when selection is limited. Quite a strong after taste, great to drink with a red meat meal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Poured dark amber with a tight, tan, medium head. Aroma was woody and fruity malt with some spice. Had an apple start and a burnt wood and fruity malt finish.

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 (5048) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (2946) - 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 (4108) - 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 (8669) - 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.


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