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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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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1587) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Cask.Firebug, Leicester. Basically this is absolute crap. Toffee, malt, hop background, biscuit, fruit, roastiness. Thin tan head, dark brown bod. Bittersweet. Pretty sweet finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1161) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
Pours dark amber brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, malts and fruits. Some dirt. Flavor is a bit bitter. Smooth flavor is caramel, herbs, malts and fruits. Drinkable, easy.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
caseynswan (46) - - JUL 16, 2012
Very sour characteristically british aroma. The beer is a gorgeous dark ruby color. Malty flavor with a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This beer has a really interesting aroma. It smells much like an ale but there is something different which I can’t out my finger on. It had a malty flavor and finishes clean.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 23 Oct 2004
At 5%. Decent but not more. A bit harsh. Tried it many times through the years, but its not my cup of...pint.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13774) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
(Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg) - Dark chestnut colour. Rich with a full flavoured malty, nutty and slightly bitter/sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3844) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Clear amber pour with some ring of near white head. Warm, sweet floral, apricot nose. Flavor is cheesy, woody, and floral. Dry finish. Very interesting and unlike the bottled version. But I didn’t really care for it all that much.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
The smell and look of this beer is about the only thing going for it. Too fruity for for me.


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