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

bottled
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Cask at The Volunteer, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire. Dark amber. Sweet caramel aroma and taste, fading to a slight fruitiness. Bitter finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Cask@GBBF07. Sweet aroma with raisin and vanilla. Brown color, beige creamy head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, vanilla, light bitter, very soft mouthfeel. Funny to see that I didn’t find much difference between the pasteurized bottled version and the cask version.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints. Hasa slightly roasted malty finish with some caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
Cask at the Old Silk Mill, Derby. A chestnut body with an off-white head; slightly spicy aroma; fruity, malty and spicy; sweet and warming finish with an underlying bitterness. Not as good as the bottled version in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
[CASK: The Faulkners, Altrincham, 17/03/07] I consumed alot of ale on St Patricks Day this year but was delighted to come across an old favorite on Cask. This is one of my all time favorite ales and is a delicous dark and strong ale. A must try.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
a Ruby coloured ale,with a very fruity sweet malt hint of bitterness in its finnish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
Served from Eurobrew’s Legendary Alehouse (?): It poured a clear amber body with a modest off-white head. The nose is caramel with some toffee and a hint of apples. These are balanced by a mild floral bitterness in the taste. It seemed a bit flat, but that’s perhaps because my palate isn’t used to cask brews from England.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also with light roasted notes. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and a light acidity. The mouthfeel is cask flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 From tap: very good ale, some caramel sweetness, some nutty notes, pretty roasted and some chocolaty notes, quite rich but still refreshing, nice bitterness, i really enjoyed this one.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Whole in the Wall, York: very dark copper with a small white cask head. roasted malt aroma with hops that smell a bit off. As I tasted it I couldn’t help but think there was something wrong with the beer. It just had an off taste to it. Maybe just not an enjoyable pint. Roasted malts with a bad aftertaste and little bit of hops were the flavor. More weird malt taste towards the finish. Not enjoyable.


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