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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 From tap: very good ale, some caramel sweetness, some nutty notes, pretty roasted and some chocolaty notes, quite rich but still refreshing, nice bitterness, i really enjoyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (444) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
A dark ruddy ale, slight head which dissipated; aroma of burnt toffee; taste of a nice caramel note and a mild bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
(Cask): Dark ruby brown colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, nuts, toffee. Same notes in the taste but with a slightly over-sweet after taste. Slightly flat too. A personal favourite in the bottle but the cask hasn’t done it justice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
deep red amber colour with a thin white head. slight aroma of yeast and a bit of malt. not as thick in the mouth as i’d expected. and almost overpowered by the sweetness of the fruit

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
Draught (handpump) @ ’The Bear and Staff’, Bear st, London, UK. Red brown, little sparkle, minimal lacy head. Malty aroma with bitter chocolate and some mint. Neutral taste - very correct, but not so distinctive. Good fruitiness and light bitterness towards the end. A touch of coffee. Flat, a bit powdery palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonb5 (420) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Pint, one little finger head. Mahogany colour. Strong smell of roasted coffee and malts. Tasted woody with some coffee. Smooth enough. Decent pint but not one to seek out again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (401) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
On tap at Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham. Pours a ruby red in colour, with decent single finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and some earthiness. Taste is much the same with some light hoppy bitterness. A great go to beer if there’s nothing else on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (393) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear ruby brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits and spice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some cherry and spicy hops. Medium bodied and quite smooth, little cold though. A roasted spiciness in the finish. A standard dark ale but smooth and tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (389) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (349) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.


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