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

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
I think this is what I had. In Hobgoblin bar in tokyo, hobgoblin dark cask on tap. Darkish, quite rich and malty. Somewhat watery, but very decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vladivostok (271) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Dark, almost porter coloured with a nice off-white head. Flavours are subtle - licorice, roasted malts. All very gentle with no strong hop flavours but a really tasty Burton type beer. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
A classic English bitter which comes across with big toffee and nutty notes. Light and thin in mouthfeel, goes down very easily, with enough a faint hop presence to keep things ticking along.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (240) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Rřdbrun farge med et hvit skum, skummet hang fint i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, karamell, nřtter og frukt.. Smaken fřlger aroma, litt lav bitterhet i avsluttningen.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
Draught in The Sussex, Hove - 23/10/10. Fairly bland beer. Quite dark with some caramel in there.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
Draft at Flying Saucer, Raliegh NC.. Nothing exceptional stands out but a nice drinkable beer. Mild malt, bitter finish. and thin mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SzopPiwosz (161) - - AUG 27, 2014
Piana: Beżowa, piwo nalane "na płasko" - warstwa ok. 3 mm. Bardzo gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa. Bardzo szczelnie oblepia szkło. Kolor: Klarowne miedziane. Zapach: Bardzo owocowe. Przewijają się brzoskwinie, czerwone jabłko, dojrzała gruszka, morela, śliwka mirabelka. W tle nuty toffi i kwiatowość. Smak: Dość wytrawne, potwierdzenie owocowego aromatu. Delikatnie podwyższona kwaśność. Tekstura: Dość cierpkie i ściągające, ale w granicach komfortu. Ciężkawe, pozostawia ściągający osad. Nasycenie: Minimalne. Goryczka: Średnia. Pijalność: Wysoka. Najmocniejszą stroną Hobgoblina z caska jest aromat. Kwiatowa owocowość, fantastycznie słodka i bardzo apetyczna, nie zbaczała w stronę żądnych kwasków czy rozpuszczalników. Do tego tło z delikatnego toffi - rewelacja. W smaku były nieźle, choć już nie tak bajkowo, gdyż wytrawność, w połączeniu z odczuciem ściągania w ustach trochę nie pasowały do zapachu. Niemniej piwo było wyborne. Niewątpliwie przyczyniła się do tego wspaniała konsystencja i minimalne nasycenie, ostro wzmagające pijalność.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Daanminator (161) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Wat heb ik me vergist in dit bier zeg. Het was totaal niet mijn ding vandaar de lage score. De fles daarintegen was wel weer erg mooi.


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