Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
On cask at Bennets. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and yeast. Similar flavours with a mildly oily mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation and light CO2 prickle. OK but a bit boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
At Red Lion. Very smooth beer much like the bottle version but a little disappointing on cask. Some what watery. Serving: Cask

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1782) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Tap in London. A nice hobby beer, with a good colour, and good head. Nice rounded beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerManic (21) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
Deep ruby red ale with a creamy off-white lasting head. Looks pretty good in a glass. Malt dominated nose, with little in the way of hop character. Nice enough, but not enough interest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
deep red amber colour with a thin white head. slight aroma of yeast and a bit of malt. not as thick in the mouth as i’d expected. and almost overpowered by the sweetness of the fruit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1803) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 On tap at King’s Head W2. Deep colour with red-purple tinge in the depths. Smooth, fruity and malty on the palate with a hint of bitterness cutting through into the not overly long finish. Pleasant dark bitter. Re-rate in Elephant and Castle W8. Review stands but score was a bit miserly, upgraded slightly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sftan (22) - - SEP 12, 2011
caramel, roasty, leather, mahogany brown, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, slight bitter, astringent,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Någonstans mellan brown ale och premium ale. Mer malt än humlekaraktär. Fruktig och blommig med nötter, karamell och skogspromenad i smakbilden. Bra! Kommer mer till sin rätt på fat. Alla smaker djupare, munkänslan lenare. Drucken på the Spread Eagle, Liss, Hampshire, UK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
From a cask in London. It came in the glass dark copper color with a small white head. Good nose of malts and nuts. Body medium and mouthfeel creamy smooth with low carbonation. Flavor of caramel malts and nuts. Bitter finish. Easy drinking

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