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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.


maeib's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Cask conditioned - no sparkler. Aroma is of fruity blackberries, the colour is a deep reddy brown, no head. The beer is a bit thin in the mouth for its strength, but has a good sweet berry fruit aftertaste.Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.4 and 3.0. Average becomes 3.4


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, red pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, bitter, some hops.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ABBeerSnob (11) - - AUG 29, 2014
This beer left everything to the imagination. No head to speak of after pouring from the bottle into a glass and a malty taste that never left the palate. Cute picture on the bottle though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SzopPiwosz (154) - - AUG 27, 2014
Piana: Beżowa, piwo nalane "na płasko" - warstwa ok. 3 mm. Bardzo gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa. Bardzo szczelnie oblepia szkło. Kolor: Klarowne miedziane. Zapach: Bardzo owocowe. Przewijają się brzoskwinie, czerwone jabłko, dojrzała gruszka, morela, śliwka mirabelka. W tle nuty toffi i kwiatowość. Smak: Dość wytrawne, potwierdzenie owocowego aromatu. Delikatnie podwyższona kwaśność. Tekstura: Dość cierpkie i ściągające, ale w granicach komfortu. Ciężkawe, pozostawia ściągający osad. Nasycenie: Minimalne. Goryczka: Średnia. Pijalność: Wysoka. Najmocniejszą stroną Hobgoblina z caska jest aromat. Kwiatowa owocowość, fantastycznie słodka i bardzo apetyczna, nie zbaczała w stronę żądnych kwasków czy rozpuszczalników. Do tego tło z delikatnego toffi - rewelacja. W smaku były nieźle, choć już nie tak bajkowo, gdyż wytrawność, w połączeniu z odczuciem ściągania w ustach trochę nie pasowały do zapachu. Niemniej piwo było wyborne. Niewątpliwie przyczyniła się do tego wspaniała konsystencja i minimalne nasycenie, ostro wzmagające pijalność.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ejr (180) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Rųdbrun farge med et hvit skum, skummet hang fint i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, karamell, nųtter og frukt.. Smaken fųlger aroma, litt lav bitterhet i avsluttningen.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yy0pp (544) - - JUL 2, 2014
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1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Daanminator (92) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Wat heb ik me vergist in dit bier zeg. Het was totaal niet mijn ding vandaar de lage score. De fles daarintegen was wel weer erg mooi.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Cask @ Bankers Draft, Bedford. Clear, mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge, lovely thin off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with hints of hazelnuts, cola, redcurrant. Some astringency. Taste is initially sweet, with sulphury bitter notes in the finish. Bitter and almost slightly salty aftertaste. Good overall but unbalanced. I should stress that this rating is for a pint served im very good condition, a luxury many drinkers not be afforded with a national brand product such as this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3737) - Holbęk, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Draught at the Green Lion Inn. Clear redbrown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor light sweet and bitter. Medium body

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (175) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the Shakespeare, Coventry. I prefer this from a bottle, maybe needed to be warmer. Reddish, little aroma, taste OK with plums and caramel but not enough of it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andyk123 (1) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Rich flavour with an almost smokey smell, a hint of chocolate after taste, and slightly bitter taste. Very nice.


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