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

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
At Red Lion. Very smooth beer much like the bottle version but a little disappointing on cask. Some what watery. Serving: Cask

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (932) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
Amber colour, creamy white head. Thin palate, a bit sweet and bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
baggiesfan (11) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask at The Roadhouse in Birmingham. I always find the caramel a bit too heavy in this beer. It’s a nice drink but not a session beer for me

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1308) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Amber brown. No head somewhat hoppy. I think the cask was bad because it tastes somewhat tart, almost sour. Had at the church converted into a bar across from Chichester cathedral.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
YigSvartka (45) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
A malty, chocolate, and perhaps a hint of caramel scent, but subdued. Medium bodied with a lack of carbonation. A unique, but not very satisfying taste. Malt, roast, chocolate, cream, and mild dried fruit, but far too smooth. Absolutely no hop at all. Tastes akin to a water downed chocolate milk.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silencio305 (34) - Miami, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2010
caramel, coffee, toast, roasty, brown, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Very dark with plenty of toffee in the aroma. Taste is balanced by a decent hop character though giving it almost dark fruit flavours. Not great, but better than most beers of this type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
minutemat (880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Cask at The Old Hand & Diamond, Coedway on the England/Wales border. Ok, bit more taste than the pint before this but on the whole, medium malts, medium roast, medium fruits, medium taste, generally a mediocre beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.


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