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

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RATINGS: 192   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Cask Conditioned @ Wychwood Brewery. Dark Red coloured strong bitter with a fluffy white head. Trace fruit in the aroma. Sweet taste with some fruit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing small and off-white head. Spiced and slight herbal with a base of roasted malt in the aroma. Butterish and dry with a distinct malty base flavour. Ends medium dry and bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also with light roasted notes. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and a light acidity. The mouthfeel is cask flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is really nice toffee, caramel wood and hops. Flavour is hops, toffee and quite much wood. Really pleasantly balanced thing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints. Hasa slightly roasted malty finish with some caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
a Ruby coloured ale,with a very fruity sweet malt hint of bitterness in its finnish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
Cask. Dark chestnut brown colour. Very mild flavour, hint of tea. A bit malty and sourish in the finish. Not a great beer in my opinion.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Cask at Hobgoblin Cantebury. This yeasty nose, some malt and thin finish. Not at its best

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Cask@Lamplighter, St Helier, Jersey
Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has toffee and some toasted sugars. Light, almost watery palate. Low carbonation. Light toffee sweetness. Light leafy hoppy finish, otherwise quite low bitterness. Bland, with Indian food ok?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.


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