RateBeer
overall
46
81
style
Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


baggiesfan's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
baggiesfan (11) - Worcestershire, - 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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
14.4.2014. Very dark reddish colour. Sweetish, malty nose. Palate is light, waterish, flavour is malty, dark fruits, red berries. Moderate bitter finish. Simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Cask at the Auld Hoose. Pours reddish brown, nose is toffee, caramel, taste is similar, light fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiedrzensky (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Ruby red with medium white head. Spicy, intensive aroma of caramel malts. First sip is mild, light bitterness slowly apears after few seconds, light, fruity sweet in the end. Dry, light body, flat carbonation. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (189) - SINGAPORE - FEB 28, 2015
Draught pint, served from a cask at The Sir Christopher Hatton, Chancery Lane on 26/02/15. Ruby reddish brown colour with a small off-white head which quickly disappears. Medium bodied with very little to no carbonation. Aroma of caramel, malt and fruit. Light bitter taste, but heavy in sweet fruit. Wouldn?t want to drink more t hand one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
I found this to be a delicious English bitter ale, made all the more enjoyable in the setting of a somewhat authentic British style pub here in South Carolina. On draft, this poured a ruby reddish-brown copper appearance with good lacing and some white head. Aroma of English hops and caramel malt, rich aroma intensity. Tasty and smooth, featuring an almost chocolately caramel maltiness, with an earthy bitterness that finishes cleanly. Some warm spice notes here and there. Medium-full bodied, comfortably filling, overall a very pleasant experience. I will definitely try this again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Cask at JDW Putney. Clear dark orange amber, still, decent foamy off-white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is caramelly malt. Body is medium, slightly foamy, smooth. Taste is toffee, lightly ashy, slight citrus, some chemical, a little drying. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1136) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Deep ruby red with a light tan head. Malt nose with some slight floral hints. In the mouth, nice and solid maltiness throughout, peppered with light grasses, a little spice, some boiled fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (145) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
500 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby brown with a couple fingers of off white head. Not a lot of retention but some nice thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Caramel, butterscotch, dark malts, toffee.

Flavours: Vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark malts.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery with little carbonation.

Overall: An okay English bitter. I found it a bit on the thin side. I realize bitters aren’t usually a thick beer but I think this one was a little thin for the style. Also, no real bitterness to speak of, just a lot of sweetness. Not a lot going on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (186) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a ruby color with minimal head or lacing. Roasted flavors by thin bodied. English style. Nothing fancy. ----Hophaze out

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 25, 2014
Cask pint in Carre Arms, Sleaford. Not quite sure what has gone wrong with Hobgoblin. The beer that got me started with craft brews, and used to be one of my favourite bottled ales always disappoints on tap. Metallic aroma, thin and watery appearance . Watery mouth feel, metallic and astringent taste with little discernible hoppiness. Struggled to finish the pint. Meh.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 22


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50