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

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RATINGS: 191   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gaddy (1) - Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Wonderful beer. Dark rich and full of flavor would recommend to everyone. Always my go to drink

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marcus1066 (3) - west bromwich, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005 does not count
i buy this drink each week in bottled form i like it a lot the pint from the cask is a bit better but my local pub changes thier beer each day so have to buy bottled.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - DEC 3, 2011
I am very happy to get a chance to review Hobgoblin on cask since I love it in bottle form. Delicious. Deep ruby-black color with thin white head. Caramel fruity malt nose. Medium body and flat. Almost like juice. Peach, nuts, sweet malt, and fruit and a hoppy bitter finish. Great!! One of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burrowsp (2) - WALES - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
One of our favourite ales and breweries, Goliath is smoother though less potent and king goblin is awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Wow, I’m so amazed and happy that I get to rate this as a cask brew as well as a bottle... because the beer was overpoweringly better when fresh and from a tap, rather than shook up and imported and aged in clear glass bottles. Delicious, licorice notes? Herbs work well, whatever they are. Deep ruby-black color. Very impressive pint. Had this at the Hobgoblin in Canterbury, England. Apparently almost all the High St. pubs there serve patron beers from the pub’s patron brewer. A bit strange. This pub was old style, rustic shoddy tables, etc., but with a bit of a hipster leather-jacket crowd. Nice as well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (3873) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2012
On tap in Hawkinge, Kent @The Mayfly. Nice, creamy, long lasting head with dark, creamy body. Taste of caramel and nuts. Unfortunately the beer got a bit watery in the pint the more it was drunk, but nevertheless a great taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1153) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Cask inns o court wakefield. Great thick white head great lacing. Great dark ruby colour. Aroma is red berries nuts and malts. Taste is simlar to aroma good bitter finish. Great body. One of my favs drinks always a good pint great session beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
[CASK: The Faulkners, Altrincham, 17/03/07] I consumed alot of ale on St Patricks Day this year but was delighted to come across an old favorite on Cask. This is one of my all time favorite ales and is a delicous dark and strong ale. A must try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20274) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
this is good beer at any season or with any dishes. this has strong blow and rich aroma. please be careful not to drink too much. ;-P


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