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

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 04/11/2001 Dark red coloured with fruity and earthy aromas. Bitter hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Sedge Lynn, Chorlton (JDW) 03/07/2004 Mid brown coloured with a fruity aroma. Crisp and smooth malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 28/12/2008 Some hop aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 17/10/2009 Some hop aroma. Small white head. Copper mid brown coloured and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Wheatsheaf, Sandbach 02/01/2010 Slight malt aroma. White head. Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Fruity citrus flavoured with a dry and bitter malt finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Hobgoblin, Bristol. Chestnut coloured with a decent off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Red fruit and sweet malt aroma. More fruit in the flavour before a decent bitter finish. Ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
The White Lion, Tamuff. Chestnut with a tight beige collar. Sulphur, caramel, slightly sourish stone fruit, a faint dusting of choc. Mellow, mild-like, dunkelish stillness. Alright, but a bit drab. Could use a richer or roastier depth of flavours.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg Redbrown with almost no aroma at all. A bit thin, but soft and smooth. Flavour from chocolate and some prune.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2005
Draught. Dark brown color with a small white head. Weak malty aroma and a bitter sweet taste. Medium body and a bitter sweet finish.

2.9
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Quite an attractive pour, aroma of slightly burnt malt, no hops at all. Taste was different like i cant figure out what it was, decent all the same, maybe a bit thin though. Malty, burntness, caramel maybe. A decent session beer, good for wetherspoons anyway. Rerate: rubbish. Wetherspoon beer fest - kirky puffer (may 05)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also with light roasted notes. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and a light acidity. The mouthfeel is cask flat.


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