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

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RATINGS: 194   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Pint at The Crown Rivers JDW at Heathrow. Dark brown with a touch of red. Largish head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnjwaterman (7) - Boldmere, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
Good solid ale, hand pulled at the Boldmere Oak Sutton Coldfield, nice dark ale rich toffee aromas long lasting head

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Cask at the Crown Rivers, LHR T5, 18/05/13. Clear chestnut brown with a good sized bubbly light beige head. Nose is malt forward, dark berry fruit, toffee fudge. Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, berry fruits, dates, light sugars. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter notes in the finish. Not had this for maybe 10 years or so and had always edged away from it having held bad memories. However, when in good condition, this is a very drinkable beer, or perhaps it was because it was 6.50 in the morning and I’d had 4 hours sleep ! No - it was OK stuff to be fair!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
Aromas of puke, hints of red malts and butterscotch. Sweet, resiny caramel malts, english hoppyness. Quite ok taste. Overall quite good beer but the aroma is awful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
baggiesfan (11) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask at The Roadhouse in Birmingham. I always find the caramel a bit too heavy in this beer. It’s a nice drink but not a session beer for me

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (1302) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
Amber colour, creamy white head. Thin palate, a bit sweet and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Cask at The Golden Fleece in York. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor is mildly spicy and moderately malty. Something like a flavorful amber.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
Originally rated on 22.7.2010. Cask @ The Bridge, London Heathrow Terminal 3. Easy to drink and sessionable, but slightly dull ESB with a touch of caramel and nutty notes.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (127) - - MAR 12, 2013
Nicely full bodied beer, toffee/caramel notes. Nice colour. Could easilly drink a number.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Brown with a small red glow and a creamy head. Light malts in character and a thin texture.


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