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


on tap

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2011
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear brown color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a roasted malty touch . This beer smells malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4526) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cask. My second rate of a beer in both cask and bottle form. This was tried whilst on holiday in the Isle of Man wth my lovely wife Glenys in July 2011. For some reason it is fairly easy to obtain on the island.Not a lot of body and lacks complexity.Taste what it is- a bitter for mass cosumption. Boring and bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie
Appearance - Dark brown/ruby, clear, thick white head
Aroma - Fruity malts, caramel, bitter hops.
Taste - Fruity, caramel, slight roast malts, slight spice and gentle bitter hops
Palate - short malty finish with light bitter hop, soft carbonation
Overall - Quite a good malty bitter 230711

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3493) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
On tap @ Harbourlights, Noordwijk, Netherlands. Colour is brown, with a red glow over it. Flavour is nutty, roasted and malty. Flavour has a bittersweet touch in it and it goes down pretty well. Nice find.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1516) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 1, 2011
Draught at Mike’s Place, Carleton University, Ottawa. Reddish amber color, clear appearance, light amber-yellow spongy head, slight flavor of coffee and cacao, low carbonation, smooth body, abrupt finish. Liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (3163) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
At Kitty’s, Helsinki. Poured dark reddish brown in colour with a small light tan head. Roasted notes in aroma. Light sweet malty notes in flavour. Felt a bit watered down. Odd sweet ’kotikalja’ taste in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
This beer varies a lot - sometimes great, sometimes awful. Used to drink in Southampton in Cask form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steinar (54) - rvk, ICELAND - FEB 28, 2011
Pours amber brown with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is hoppy, with roasted notes. Medium bitterness, fruit and chockolate. Palate is soft carbonation, wet texture and medium-full bodied. Decent beer

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3290) - 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!

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