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

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10870) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Maybe I was just excited because it was my first cask, but the head was marvelous! I scooped it with a fork and swallowed it. It was way better than the bottled version, sweet and nutty like a brown ale. good stuff, at the Abbey in Miami Beach

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (762) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Ruby red in color. Taste is fruitiful and the smell is kind of alocholish. Good not to overwellming/ long lasting flavor. spice, fruit. matls. Good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2010
On tap at the Moon & Six in Perth AU. Dark brown with a light long lasting head. Lovely malty flavours, slightly bitter finish. This was a really tasty pint. Well worth the visit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2987) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2011
Cask at "Bridge", Heathrow Terminal 4. Clear mahogany with a creamy light brown head that stays as a thich film that lasts and leaves excellent lacing. Dried fruits, apricot jam, tobacco and toffee malt notes abundantly present on the nose. Malty and toffee sweet, elegantly balanced against hoppy bitterness and a hint of acidity. Smooth to drink and flatish. Medium bodied and finishes dry. I love this stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
This beer varies a lot - sometimes great, sometimes awful. Used to drink in Southampton in Cask form.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pierats (1) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
Very pleased to find this cask beer on tap at the British Beer Company in Chelmsford Mass

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
I found this to be a delicious English bitter ale, made all the more enjoyable in the setting of a somewhat authentic British style pub here in South Carolina. On draft, this poured a ruby reddish-brown copper appearance with good lacing and some white head. Aroma of English hops and caramel malt, rich aroma intensity. Tasty and smooth, featuring an almost chocolately caramel maltiness, with an earthy bitterness that finishes cleanly. Some warm spice notes here and there. Medium-full bodied, comfortably filling, overall a very pleasant experience. I will definitely try this again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
A lovely fruity nutty ruby ale, i am always looking for this wherever i go. Also stocked my fridge with the bottled version

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pours clear brown with a light tan head. Aroma of toffee, biscuity malt and light fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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