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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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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Någonstans mellan brown ale och premium ale. Mer malt än humlekaraktär. Fruktig och blommig med nötter, karamell och skogspromenad i smakbilden. Bra! Kommer mer till sin rätt på fat. Alla smaker djupare, munkänslan lenare. Drucken på the Spread Eagle, Liss, Hampshire, UK

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (135) - - MAR 12, 2013
Nicely full bodied beer, toffee/caramel notes. Nice colour. Could easilly drink a number.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SzopPiwosz (163) - - AUG 27, 2014
Piana: Beżowa, piwo nalane "na płasko" - warstwa ok. 3 mm. Bardzo gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa. Bardzo szczelnie oblepia szkło. Kolor: Klarowne miedziane. Zapach: Bardzo owocowe. Przewijają się brzoskwinie, czerwone jabłko, dojrzała gruszka, morela, śliwka mirabelka. W tle nuty toffi i kwiatowość. Smak: Dość wytrawne, potwierdzenie owocowego aromatu. Delikatnie podwyższona kwaśność. Tekstura: Dość cierpkie i ściągające, ale w granicach komfortu. Ciężkawe, pozostawia ściągający osad. Nasycenie: Minimalne. Goryczka: Średnia. Pijalność: Wysoka. Najmocniejszą stroną Hobgoblina z caska jest aromat. Kwiatowa owocowość, fantastycznie słodka i bardzo apetyczna, nie zbaczała w stronę żądnych kwasków czy rozpuszczalników. Do tego tło z delikatnego toffi - rewelacja. W smaku były nieźle, choć już nie tak bajkowo, gdyż wytrawność, w połączeniu z odczuciem ściągania w ustach trochę nie pasowały do zapachu. Niemniej piwo było wyborne. Niewątpliwie przyczyniła się do tego wspaniała konsystencja i minimalne nasycenie, ostro wzmagające pijalność.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 From tap: very good ale, some caramel sweetness, some nutty notes, pretty roasted and some chocolaty notes, quite rich but still refreshing, nice bitterness, i really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FishHead (10) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Yo bro yo go yo have a show a wychwood show down in the deep dark woods drink wychwood hobgoblin with the goblins and the fairies of this strange strange World this is a fangastic beer to drink at a full moon especially if ur a vampire or a fishead.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vladivostok (271) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Dark, almost porter coloured with a nice off-white head. Flavours are subtle - licorice, roasted malts. All very gentle with no strong hop flavours but a really tasty Burton type beer. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2012
500 ml bottle. Color dark ruby. Really good (One of my favorite of type). I recommend it .

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (518) - - FEB 2, 2014
Smells of chocolate and fruity vanilla. Almost see through but very dark brown in colour. Clean and flat on the tongue. Really pleasant tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
admiralwaffles (1) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Had on cask in Philadelphia at cellar temp. Almost no aroma, but a great caramel and estery taste. If you see this beer on cask, get it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10641) - 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.


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