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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiedrzensky (795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Draught at Kittys Helsinki. Pours amber red. Notes OF roasted, caramel, toffee. Pretty simple beer with too watery body. Not that enjoyable, needs more taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Draught at Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa CA. Brown with a smallish head, faint malty aroma. Although a drinkable, mostly malt brew, not really much going on for this other than being rare to find on draught in So Cal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (773) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Whole in the Wall, York: very dark copper with a small white cask head. roasted malt aroma with hops that smell a bit off. As I tasted it I couldnít help but think there was something wrong with the beer. It just had an off taste to it. Maybe just not an enjoyable pint. Roasted malts with a bad aftertaste and little bit of hops were the flavor. More weird malt taste towards the finish. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
Cask handpump at The Mill, Cambridge. Ruby-brown with a good foamy head. Sadly a yeast scum visible when the head cleared. Very malty with sweet toffee in the nose, far too fruity in the mouth - almost tastes like vinegary red wine. Thin on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (648) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber full tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet. Full body, soft carbonation, light bitter in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Overall quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask in The Fleetsbridge, a Toby Carvery of all places; ruby, clear, no head; aroma is berry fruit, nuttiness; tastes dry and of berries, toasted malt; this example was a shade flabby but Iíve had enough of this in the past to regard it as one of the better mainstream cask beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
On handpull at Rocklands Private Members Club in Redditch,Worcestershie.25/11/2012 This is a ruby coloured beer with a nose of strong malt and a hint of toffee.In the taste the malt flavour comes through with the toffee and a fruitiness which rounds it off nicely.However,this is not the beer it used to be when it was 5.00%,a pity to lose another once great beer to a lower level due to abv reduction,a story which is becoming all too familiar in certain classic English beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (564) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
cask deep brown with ruby hints thin beige head no lacing .minimal carbonation .malt/floral nose . fruity / toffee taste , pleasant bitter finish , smooth , a touch watery . not bad though

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