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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 At the Abbey. Clear dark copper-red with thick tight tan head that is nice and natural looking and leaves scant lacing. Caramel malt aromas are fresh and fruity: apples and pears. Nice mouthfeel. Good bready flavors with just a hint of diacetyl that is ever so slight and well-integrated. Overall a generic brew but drinkable, and much nicer than it is in the bottle: the cask version lets the flavors shine.

revisited @ The Hobgoblin, Bath. Red-brown with thick cask head. Aroma has buttery biscuity malts. Palate is a bit oily. Good fruitiness in the body. Bready finish. Not bad altogether--5-4-6-3-12

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RateBeerMan (42) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Its a deep and heavy beer, especially considering its only 4.5%. I can stomach the odd one, but really have this in a session and its hard to finish. Something unpleasant about this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing small and off-white head. Spiced and slight herbal with a base of roasted malt in the aroma. Butterish and dry with a distinct malty base flavour. Ends medium dry and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
Cloudy deep amber with tiny off white head. sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Ends sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
(Cask at Queens Hotel pub on 2008-07-03) Dark amber. Clear. Small white head. Malts and yeast in nose. Medium palate. Malts, yeast and bitterness in taste.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Dark chestnut with lifeless head. Notes of toffee and caramel with understated earthy hop bitterness. I’ve never rated Wychwood much and this won’t improve things.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
The White Lion, Tamuff. Chestnut with a tight beige collar. Sulphur, caramel, slightly sourish stone fruit, a faint dusting of choc. Mellow, mild-like, dunkelish stillness. Alright, but a bit drab. Could use a richer or roastier depth of flavours.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
Cask, Black Horse, Heswall. Reddish brown colour with a medium off white head. Malty and vaguely fruityaroma. Sweetish flavour; thin and unsatisfying. Flatters to deceive somewhat and lacks any real class.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Hobgoblin, Bristol. Chestnut coloured with a decent off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Red fruit and sweet malt aroma. More fruit in the flavour before a decent bitter finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
I think this is what I had. In Hobgoblin bar in tokyo, hobgoblin dark cask on tap. Darkish, quite rich and malty. Somewhat watery, but very decent overall.


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