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

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RATINGS: 204   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2007
Cask - Hobgoblin, Canterbury. Poured an amber with a thin off-white head. Fruity malt aromas reminiscent of raisins and a caramel undertone. Medium in body and smooth on the palate. A tincture of floral hops amongst the standard, but nicely enduring, bitter hop taste. The flavour seemed less pronounced than the bottled version.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Bun Shop, Cambridge) Brown, thin head. Toffee maltiness on the nose. Rich brown hoppiness, apple, woody and walnutty. Also some raisininess too. Sturdy malt base too - good strong bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is really nice toffee, caramel wood and hops. Flavour is hops, toffee and quite much wood. Really pleasantly balanced thing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Copper with a lasting white head. Grass and toffee aroma. Rather harsh bitterness.

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 (17614) - 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 (4679) - 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 (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
a Ruby coloured ale,with a very fruity sweet malt hint of bitterness in its finnish


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