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Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15247) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Cask at The Golden Fleece in York. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor is mildly spicy and moderately malty. Something like a flavorful amber.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Bun Shop, Cambridge) Brown, thin head. Toffee maltiness on the nose. Rich brown hoppiness, apple, woody and walnutty. Also some raisininess too. Sturdy malt base too - good strong bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some dark fruits present. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13030) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2003
Cask Conditioned, Red Lion, Cropredy. Dark Red brown colour, thin head. Strong on roased Malt with some bitterness but it is the full fruity nut and smoky flavour that pulls it through. Apologies to all that have to drink the pasteurised bottled version which has little of the character left.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12679) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Copper with a lasting white head. Grass and toffee aroma. Rather harsh bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11220) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Bierbörse Karlsruhe 2013 (Germany). Pours nice and dark reddish. Pleasant clean taste with a slight bitter twang and a nice kind of sherbert finish.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
Half on cask. Amber coloured. Small lasting white head. Dry fruity aroma. Well rounded flavour with a caramel component. Light bitter finish (Edgar Wallace, Temple 15.09.2006).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
Cloudy deep amber with tiny off white head. sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Ends sweet.


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