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

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kingstoni (1864) - - APR 18, 2012
Tap. Clear dark amber color with no head. Mild aroma is malt with syrup. Medium body.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1291) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bit more clear mahogany than ruby but ruby notes are there and they are visible depending on light. Light brown frothy head, medium dense, bit rocky, sticks to sides and gives some lacing well. Ok looks. Aroma is earthy and semisweet with brown bread, raisins, mild aroma. Ok but not really that inviting. Medium body, sweetish with bit syrupy nature, overripe dark fruits, bit thin almost watery feel, low carbonation makes it more evident, medium long malty finish, overripe apple in finish also. Decent but bit simple and not those tasty flavors that work even when not in a nuanced beer which is the case here.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonny23 (4) - - APR 3, 2016 does not count
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oleg85 (76) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 L: Clear brown, 3-4 fingers tall thick beige head that doesn’t reduce much. S: Smells more like lager. A bit malty, a bit hoppy, dried fruits. T: Nice, the same as smell. Dry and slightly bitter finish (35 IBU I think). А: Light-bodied, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (330) - FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Can. Pours clear dark ruby with a nice head. Aroma is malts, burnt sugar, toffee and caramel. Taste is grains, barley, dark fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at Hobgoblin. Mostly toffee with a bit of plum and grassy notes, bittersweet finish. Decent for the style I guess but a bit too heavy for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (704) - Compostela (Galiza), - NOV 24, 2015
Tasted from the tap on the 24/10/2015. Nothing special, malt and caramels predominates in this beer. Next one please!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2015
Cask at The Linen Weaver. Deep ruby with an off-white head. Malt and caramel aroma. Flavour has some dark fruits. Pretty light.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
On tap @ John Scotts Stable. Reddish amber with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium body with a bitter sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szeli (222) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2015
Punktabzug für sehr schwachen Schaum. Direkt nach dem Zapfen verschwunden. Im Aroma fruchtiger Hopfen und Karamell. Im Geschmack Punktabzug weil wässrig. Wenig Körper. Ansonsten viel Karamell, sehr fruchtig und blumig. Aber nichts besonderes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
einherjar (252) - Rijeka, CROATIA - AUG 23, 2015
Dark red color, medium head. Aroma caramel, fruit and hops. Taste first sweet, caramel, full body, bitter finish. Balanced taste. More bitterness in aftertaste. One of my favorite.


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