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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 183   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
Cask Conditioned at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe. Dark Red coloured strong bitter with a fluffy white head. Trace fruit in the aroma. Sweet to taste with some fruit and a little bit of egg. Quite average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 04/11/2001 Dark red coloured with fruity and earthy aromas. Bitter hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Sedge Lynn, Chorlton (JDW) 03/07/2004 Mid brown coloured with a fruity aroma. Crisp and smooth malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 28/12/2008 Some hop aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 17/10/2009 Some hop aroma. Small white head. Copper mid brown coloured and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Wheatsheaf, Sandbach 02/01/2010 Slight malt aroma. White head. Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Fruity citrus flavoured with a dry and bitter malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greg5783 (10) - Turvey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
Poured very dark with off white head. No expense has been spared on hops. Ample fruit to copensate the bitterness. You certainly get your money’s worth in flavour,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
Draught (handpump) @ ’The Bear and Staff’, Bear st, London, UK. Red brown, little sparkle, minimal lacy head. Malty aroma with bitter chocolate and some mint. Neutral taste - very correct, but not so distinctive. Good fruitiness and light bitterness towards the end. A touch of coffee. Flat, a bit powdery palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marcus1066 (3) - west bromwich, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005 does not count
i buy this drink each week in bottled form i like it a lot the pint from the cask is a bit better but my local pub changes thier beer each day so have to buy bottled.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 (Cask) Pours a nut brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor of dates, malt, and mild spices.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
(Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg) - Dark chestnut colour. Rich with a full flavoured malty, nutty and slightly bitter/sweet finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Cask at Hobgoblin Cantebury. This yeasty nose, some malt and thin finish. Not at its best

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
this is good beer at any season or with any dishes. this has strong blow and rich aroma. please be careful not to drink too much. ;-P


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