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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, 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 (3298) - 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 (5996) - 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 (4100) - 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 (4398) - 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 (9755) - Wigston, 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 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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


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